President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has warned Ugandans on the threat of the 2019 Corona Virus that is quickly turning into a global pandemic. The President called on the citizens to heed to information provided by the Ministry of Health on how to deal with virus in case of an outbreak in the country.
The President made an appeal to the people to be cautious and practice evasive measures that he said helped the country to battle and defeat other epidemics such as Ebola that spread quicker and kill more people than the virus. Such measures include not greeting with hands, avoiding hugs and being careful when meeting in large gatherings.
“I am therefore appealing to every one of you, let us prevent this disease even at a personal level by precautionary behavior, we fought Aids by behavior even before we got medicine”, said the President in a tweet.
He also called on the population to report suspected cases to the authorities and look out for one another.
The President implored the population to “Take personal precautions, and look out for your colleagues too. The government will take all measures to safeguard you as well. Meanwhile, we shall keep studying this Corona Virus”.
The President warned of the effects the pandemic has had on global economy.
The last week has seen the number of cases reported in Africa rise to three even though the victims have all been of European origin. However the nature of the spread of the virus has required the application of measures to help curb it.