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Coronavirus: Museveni to Issue New Orders as Total Lockdown Looms

President Museveni is set to announce new measures to combat Coronavirus after Uganda registered its first case on Saturday night.

“In light of confirmation of a COVID-19 case in Uganda, I will today, at 4pm, address the country on what further steps to take so that we curb the possible spread of this disease,” Museveni said on his official Twitter handle.

The confirmed case is a 36 year old Ugandan male who arrived from Dubai today, Saturday 21st March 2020 aboard Ethiopian Airlines at 2:00am.

During the screening process at the airport, his temperature was 38.7.

This prompted the health teams to isolate him at the airport for further follow up.

His nasal swab samples was sent to Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) for analysis.

Results from UVRI showed the sample is positive for COVID-19.

Earlier yesterday, Museveni prohibited humans crossing into Uganda from the different border points.

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No international flights are allowed into Uganda save for cargo.

Museveni will most likely issue stringent restrictions for public transport and movement of people across the country.

Schools were closed this past Friday across Uganda.

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