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State House speaks out on Museveni’s health amid ‘sick reports’

H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Uganda's President (File Photo)

ENTEBBE: State House in Entebbe has come out to dismiss fake reports circulating on social about President Yoweri Museveni’s health.

According to the Senior Presidential Press Secretary Lindah Nabusayi, President Museveni will be presiding over a virtual World Health Summit today at Munyonyo, putting to end circulating rumors that the 76-year-old is critically ill.

Nabusayi says the claim is fake news being orchestrated by people with idle minds.

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” @KagutaMuseveni is due to preside over a virtual World Health Summit today at Munyonyo. Please disregard claims by idle minds peddling this??it’s #FakeNews @KennethOmona @OfwonoOpondo,” she tweeted on Sunday morning.

On Saturday night, rumours started making rounds on social media claiming that the President was sick of covid-19 related illness and that he had been flown to Germany for special medical treatment.

The allegation was further amplified by a tweet on a fake NTV Twitter handle which stated, “The President of Uganda, HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has reportedly been airlifted to Germany in critical condition after suffering from breathing complications purportedly due to Covid-19, according to his private doctor Dr. Monica Musenero….”

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