President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has today challenged Ugandans to be vigilant and take caution against the deadly corona virus which is threatening the world from its epicenter in Wuhan city in the Republic of China.
According to the social media post, president Museveni cautioned Ugandans that the virus is real though it doesn’t kill as much and fast like Ebola, but spreads at a very terrific rate.
“It undermines economies because it is disruptive and inconvenient. If a country records a case of coronavirus, people will be quarantined, movements limited, businesses, schools and leisure parks closed” Museveni said.
The president added that this is an inconvenience and jeopardy to Uganda’s economy and thus a need to curtail the scourge from entering the country.
Museveni’s message comes at a time when Corona virus is becoming a global threat and now approaching Africa, with a case confirmed in Nigeria and Egypt.
According to the president, citizens must rely heavily on their personal behavior first, while the ministry of health guides on other measures.
“I am therefore appealing to every one of you; let us prevent this disease even at a personal level by precautionary behavior. This will not be the biggest we have gone through as a country, we fought Aids by behavior even before we got medicine” Museveni added.
The Ugandan health ministry has recently issued guidelines to the public in a bid to get rid of this virus.
The guidelines included stopping handshaking unnecessarily, hugging or any other act that may expose Ugandans to the condition.
The guidelines implore those in schools, places of work, markets, places of prayer and worship and any form of gatherings to work together with the Ministry and its partners to see how they can operate without putting congregators at risk.The president assured the nation that the Government will do all it takes to safe guard them however cautioned them to take personal precautions, and look out at their colleagues too.