President Yoweri Museveni has said that he has played his part in containing the spread of Coronavirus Disease, and can no longer take the blame if Ugandans start dying of COVID-19.
Museveni said people have not died in Uganda because initially, his directives were followed to the latter which led to a few people being hospitalized.
He, however, said with the ever-rising numbers which currently stand at 657, it might be very hard to stop deaths.
His caution comes amid an increased number of COVID-19 community cases reported by the Ministry of Health coupled with the laxity amongst the population, the majority of whom have ignored advice to keep a social distance, wear face masks or even stay at home.
Despite the increase in cases, the city is crowded, and the streets are filled up.
Museveni said as he presided over the National Heroes Day celebrations at State House, Entebbe today, he was disturbed by images of Ugandans disregarding all the preventive measures against the coronavirus.
The president added that Ugandan scientists are in advanced stages of looking for a coronavirus vaccine.
He, however, cited corruption as the biggest impediment to the process.
Today’s heroes’ day celebrations were supposed to be held in Lyantonde district however due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was shifted to State House.