COVID-19

Museveni to address Ugandans on Covid-19 this Saturday as lockdown nears end

H.E. Yoweri K Museveni, Uganda's President

KAMPALA: President Yoweri Museveni will on Saturday, July 31 at 8pm address the nation to give an update on the state of Covid-19 pandemic in the country, the Senior Presidential Press Secretary, Lindah Nabusayi has announced.

@KagutaMuseveni will address the Nation this Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 8pm on #COVID-19 and any other related issues,” Nabusayi tweeted on Tuesday morning to confirm the update.

The address will be live on all Television and Radio stations Tune in,” she added.

The President is among others expected to comment on how the country has made in the efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease, and give a way forward after the elapse of the 42-day lockdown imposed last month on June 18.

At the time the lockdown was announced, the Ministry of Health was averaging more than 1000 cases of Covid 19 registered every day.

The country has so far registered 92,724 cases of COVID-19, with 2579 deaths.

At least 77,171 people have recovered from the virus, while 688 cases remain active.

The positivity rate currently stands at 6.6% showing a significant drop from the 20% at the time the lockdown was imposed.

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