Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni while addressing the nation on April 14th. 2020. PHOTO| State House.
Uganda’s president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has on Tuesday April 15th extended the Country’s lockdown extended to another three weeks as a measure to contain and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus in the country.
President Museveni’s move comes as the country was hit by COVID-19 cases with at least 54 of the 5,000 tested positive for the virus.
“We have urged you (Ugandans) to self-withhold in your compounds for more 21 days. If anything erupts, we will notice, in contrary we will abide accordingly but our effort would not be in vain” said the president during an address to the nation on the Coronavirus.
The first lockdown ended ended on April 14, despite 54 cases already confirmed out of over 5,000 samples drastic measures have been taken by the Ugandan government to contain the virus.
“It is too early to rule that Uganda is free from the deadly virus”, said the Ugandan president.
Recently, witnessing from social media and other platform, Ugandans defied the confinement which led to the confrontation with the security officials.
“Guilty soldiers were punished. They should not cane people for breaking curfew rules, unless they are defending themselves. Do not stone them for enforcing curfew,” said president Museveni.
The virus that was revealed from China (Wuhan) has now victimized approximatively 2,000,000 of people, infringing over 100,000 fatalities, and drawing in beyond 400,000 recoveries, according to World Health Organization.
African continent expansion rate reached over 10,000 confirmed cases among which around 2,000 recoveries, and nearly 500 deaths as wrap up Africa WHO dashbordstats of this April 14, 2020 morning. The East African Community counts up to over 400 confirmed cases.
Along with Uganda, other countries have extended their lockdown periods. India with its 1.3 bn people extended until May 3, its neighbours of Pakistan stretched out to April 27. While France widened its confinement until May 11 2020.