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Uganda Records More 11 COVID-19 Cases


Uganda has recorded 11 more COVID-19 cases according to information just released by President Yoweri Museveni.

Addressing the nation Tuesday evening, Museveni said Uganda National Virus Research Institute [UNVRI] had tested 176 people and 11 were found positive.

According to Mr Museveni, all the new cases were children of the Watoto choir who picked it from outside where they had gone.

The 11 new cases brings to 44, the numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases in Uganda.

Museveni also issued a warning to cultural leaders to stop misinforming the people about the authenticity of coronavirus.

This follows a report from Acholi that some cultural leaders are saying the country was suffering from spirits.

The President also said the media is part of the emergence services that must be allowed to continue working, as the rest of the country is put under lockdown.

He equally said people who work in banks should also be allowed to drive to work although they should be alone in the car.

On the inconvenience of having to call RDC for waivers to transport the sick and expectant mothers to hospitals using private cars, Museveni said, the RDCs must deploy dedicated officers who must be on duty for 24 hours.

Museveni reiterated his massage to all government employees at the district to surrender their cars to the District Health Officers to be used for emergencies.

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