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Museveni takes forced leave after testing positive for Covid-19

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has isolated himself and taken forced leave at Nakasero State Lodge after testing positive for coronavirus on yesterday Wednesday.

Museveni says that he delegated his work for today, Thursday, and tomorrow’s Heroes’ Day activities in Luwero to Prime Minister, Robinah Nabanjja.

“By God’s Grace all is well, and I am only experiencing mild symptoms. However, I always prefer to err on the side of caution and self-isolate for now,” Museveni said.

This development is highlighted in a statement issued by the president this afternoon. This follows a revelation he made during his state of the nation address to parliament at Kololo Independence Grounds on Wednesday.

“After the very useful interactive retreat in Kyankwanzi, I was already immersed in the activities in Kampala. However, on Tuesday, I started experiencing mild flu-like symptoms. I ignored the feeling and had my meetings in Entebbe as well as working on my voluminous State of the Nation Address,” Museveni’s statement reads in part.

He adds that on Wednesday morning, he noticed some mild flu-like symptoms in one of the nostrils (the right one) and that this is when he called his doctors to take samples and rule out Corona.

“They took three samples-one rapid and two PCRs. The rapid one was negative and so was one of the PCRs. However, one of the PCRs was positive. Taking precautionary measures, I traveled to Kololo, with a separate car from maama’s car as the samples were taken back for reconfirmation. When I came back from Kololo, it was confirmed that I had Corona,” the president states.

Museveni says that he has been very cautious with Corona but he recently had to give up masks because they have been causing him allergic reactions in the eyes and in the throat.

“Do you remember when I lost my voice twice during the elections? That is part of the allergy. I have, therefore, got the second forced leave in the last 53 years, ever since 1971, when we started fighting Idi Amin. One other time, was when I had a problem of sinuses and I had to lie low for some days at Mweya,” he says.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared an end to COVID-19 as a public health emergency but stressed that it does not mean the disease is no longer a global threat.

This announcement came more than three years after the organization declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a global health emergency.


+4 #1 Lysol 2023-06-08 23:10
Museveni should have gone into quarantine the moment he found out that he was COVID-19 positive and not wait because of the public outcry.

How many people got exposed because of his carelessness? We will never know. This has exposed the myth of Museveni's invisibility and also exposed his slappines and weakness. Old age is catching up with him fast.
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+4 #2 Musoke 2023-06-08 23:35
Let him stay home,poor Uganda will save some money.
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+6 #3 Lysol 2023-06-09 08:44
On another note, Museveni could be faking, in order to avoid going to Moscow next week to meet with Putin for the so-called Africa's peace plan to end the war in Ukraine.

He does not want to annoy his Western backers. Museveni is a very cunning man. There is something fishy about the whole saga.
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+4 #4 jose 2023-06-09 14:44
Ahaaaa... singa mukama akitukolera, yarahbi nekiyitirayo
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0 #5 Wainanchi 2023-06-12 05:39
We are praying for speedy recovery of our beloved president Museveni.

No doubt he will soon come out of self isolation and continue his outstanding work and duties for Uganda and all Ugandans

Your Excellency people of Uganda and your true friends are praying Lord Almighty to heal you from this disease.
May God bless you Your Excellency.
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