Uganda has registered another case of COVID-19, bringing the number of active patients to 53, according to a status update issued yesterday evening by the Ministry of Health.
The update, also read out by President Yoweri Museveni yesterday evening shows that out of the 215 people tested on Tuesday, one was found positive of the coronavirus, a disease that is causing havoc across the world.
Museveni said that since Uganda started testing on March 21, they have in total tested over 3600 people. Most of those who have tested positive were returnees from Europe, the United States of America and the middle East especially the United Arab Emirates.
He commended Ugandans for responding well and listening to the guidelines aimed at limiting the spread of the virus.
Museveni said that there are some characters that play with fire because this disease is very dangerous and those playing with this should stop.
He added that people should hang in a little bit longer until the 30 days are over to asses and see whether it would be the right time to loosen up on the restrictions.
Museveni further banned outdoor exercising saying those in the habit are not only endangering themselves but also the whole country.
Meanwhile, Museveni has also limited to eight hours the time for which boda bodas are allowed to move in a day.
He said Bodaboda’s should stop at 2pm.
The president also warned pick-up and double cabin drivers against moving without cargo.