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Sharp rise of Coronavirus cases brings Museveni to airwaves with new stringent measures

KAMPALA- The President of the Republic of Uganda HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is slated to address the country on the state of Coronavirus and the government’s continued effort to stem the spread of the pandemic. 

According to the senior presidential press secretary, the President is tentatively set to address the nation on Saturday September 19th 2020.

“The tentative date for the Presidential Address on the Covid-19 pandemic is Saturday, September 19th at 8 pm. In case of adjustments/changes, we shall keep you posted” – Don Wanyama Senior Press Secretary to H.E President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni posted on his official social media platforms.

In what most Ugandans anticipate from the President’s talk is the fate of reopening schools and places of worship which have remained closed since March 18th. 

His address comes at a time when rumours have been loitering on social media that the government had set September 20th as reopening dates for schools especially to medical finalist in a bid to bridge the human resource gap in the health department as coronavirus cases continue surging up. 

Uganda has by the close of business today registered 4,978 Coronavirus cases 2,317 Recoveries and 56 fatalities.


Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.


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