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Museveni to Adress the Country As Schools, Entertainment Sector Awaits Greenlight on Reopening


President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will on Friday, December 31, address the country on covid-19 updates, Linda Nabusayi, the presidential press secretary has announced.

Kaguta Museveni will this Friday, December 31, 2021, address the Nation at 8 pm from Rwakitura, Kiruhura District.on New Year Message and COVID-19UPDATES,” she tweeted
“The address will be live on all Radios and Televisions
,” she added

The address comes at a time when the country is awaiting a full reopening which he (president) promised in October during his last televised COVID-19 address.

Schools, the entertainment sector, and bars that have been locked since March 2020 are some of the sectors that are awaiting his guidance.

Museveni on Monday met with the National COVID-19 Taskforce to receive a COVID-19 status report.

Sources who attended the meeting told DaParrot that a section of experts advised the president to delay the reopening by at least two weeks so that they can contain the new Omicron variant which is spreading like bushfire.

The president had also anticipated in October that by the end of this year, at least 12 million Ugandans will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 among these are; teachers, bar attendants, people with other diseases, health workers (Frontline workers) among others.

On contrary, of over 40 million doses of vaccines that have so far been imported, only 11.2 million have been administered amidst a rising number of new cases.

Former presidential candidate Joseph Kabuleta on Tuesday this week rumored that president Museveni and his ministers were planning another 21 days lockdown, a statement which was bashed by Faruku Kirunda, the deputy presidential press secretary.

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