The national address by President Yoweri Museveni on lockdown measures which was scheduled for Monday night has been postponed to Tuesday, according to State House.
The Head of State was tonight at 8pm meant to address the nation on the country’s way forward as the recent 14-days extension comes to an end.
However, the Senior Presidential Press Secretary, Don Wanyama says the address has been rescheduled. He did not reveal the reason why.
“NOTICE: The 14th Presidential Address by @KagutaMuseveni on Covid-19 which was slated for today has been moved to tomorrow, Tuesday 19th at 8pm. We regret any inconveniences,” he tweeted.
This will come as a disappointment to majority of Ugandans who are already demanding for more easing of the restrictions, and were waiting for the President’s new orders.
Uganda now has 248 confirmed cases of COVID-19 after identifying 21 new cases on Sunday May 17.
The Ministry says the 21 cases are from the 1,071 samples of truck drivers tested from different points of entry and that all the new cases are Ugandan nationals with 17 got from Elegu Point of Entry, 3 from Mutukula and 1 from Malaba. Also, 256 samples tested from the community, came out negative.
The country currently has 63 recoveries and 185 active cases.