Uganda’s President Museveni, Self Isolates after Testing Covid-19 Positive

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President Museveni has self-isolated himself after testing positive for Coronavirus with mild symptoms. He has further delegated his today and tomorrow’s work (Heroes’ Day in Luwero) to the Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja.


Uganda’s President, General Yowei Kaguta Museveni has tested Covid-19 positive.


This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health Dr. Diana Atwine in a brief statement yesterday, 7th June 2023.


“Today June 7, 2023 H.E The President tested positive for covid-19 . This was after developing mild flue -like symptoms. However he is in robust heath and continues to perform his duties normally while adhering to SOPs,” Atwine said in the statement.


President Yoweri Museveni had earlier told Members of Parliament that one of the three Covid-19 tests he undertook on Wednesday morning returned positive.


The President made the revelation at the end of his State of the Nation Address to Parliament at Kololo Independence Grounds.


“In the morning I was feeling as if I have a slight cold, so I called my medical team to check Corona. They took samples as usual…there is what they call a rapid one, that one was negative…then there are two which go for deep analysis, one was negative, the other one was positive,” Museveni said.


He further explained that this was the reason he traveled to Kololo in separate cars with the First Lady, Janet Kataha Museveni.


“I said Mama please use your car…but since I am here I will not infect you, there is a big distance here, so we shall sort out that little issue,” he added.


President Museveni yesterday delivered the State of the Nation address at Kololo Airstrip where he was seen coughing and drinking a lot of water.


The Ugandan President has been hailed internationally for leading the fight against Covid-19 during the infamous lockdowns of 2020, 21.



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