Museveni Meets National COVID-19 Taskforce, Rejects Proposal For Second Lock-down

Museveni Meets National COVID-19 Taskforce, Rejects Proposal For Second Lock-down

By Ivan Mwine

President Yoweri Kaguta Yoweri Museveni has today met the National Taskforce on COVID-19 in a bid to drum out measures to contain the second wave of COVID-19 that invaded the country a few days ago.

The President’s meeting with the Task Force which was held at State House Entebbe, was attended by a few officials from the Ministry of Health,  the Prime Minister’s and scientists from various government departments.

Although the President is to give a full address of the recommendations that were passed by the Task Force, insiders at State House have revealed to this website that government is to introduce new measures and enforce stricter implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) so as to avoid a second COVID-19 lockdown.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in a group photo with members of the COVID-19 National Task Force

As such, the Ministry of Health has since suspended the Mass Vaccination exercise that was being carried out at Kololo Airstrip, so as to prepare the venue for President Museveni’s address which is scheduled for Friday June 4th, 2021, during which he will make announcements on  the new measures introduced by government in a bid to contain the spread of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, President Museveni and the First Lady H.E Janet Museveni have today had their second COVID-19 jabs during an exercise that was officiated over by the Ministry  of Health Permanent Secretary Dr. Diana Atwine, who urged all Ugandans to ensure that they get vaccinated.

President Museveni revealed during his last national address that Uganda had entered the second and most dangerous phase of COVID-19, after officials registered  deadlier variants from China, India and South Africa.

Information from the Ministry of Health indicates  that Uganda has registered 49,759 cumulative cases of COVID-19 infections, out of which 47,760 have recovered and 365 have died.

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