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Lockdown ends on Thursday, Museveni to address nation on Saturday; what you need to know before leaving home on Friday

As the 42 days lockdown is nearing an end, President Yoweri Museveni is expected to speak to the nation a day after lockdown to give citizens a way forward as the battle with COVID-19 continues.

Through her Twitter handle on Tuesday, the senior Presidential Secretary Lindah Nabusayi has announced that the president will address the country on Saturday, July 30th, 2021 at 8pm on Radios and Televisions. 

“Kaguta Museveni will address the Nation this Saturday, July 31 2021 at 8pm on COVID-19 and any other related issues. The address will be live on all Television and Radio stations,” Senior Presidential Secretary Lindah Nabusayi posted.

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According to the Ministry of Health, the lockdown which was imposed earlier in June has seen a reduction in the number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths.

According to the National Planning Authority (NPA), there will not be a third Coronavirus wave according to its weekly projections of the deadly virus.

The president is therefore expected to announce the easing of the lockdown and reopening of the economy which has been hit hard by the Covid-induced lockdown.

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During the address, President Museveni is also expected to update the country of efforts to ensure at least 80{a6adf960b9dc55bb3e49ff07c82daa20469ae533cf096e1b9d27878361bb9db5} of the targeted population is vaccinated in order to be safe.

As of July 24, 2021, a total of 1.1 million doses of the Covid vaccine have been administered.

The Ministry of Health recently said that they are expecting the arrival of Astra Zeneca and Sinovac vaccine doses on July 30 and 31 respectively into the country to bolster vaccination efforts.

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As of July 24, Uganda had registered a cumulative of 92724 Covid cases with 2579 deaths and 77171 recoveries since March 2020 when the first cases were registered in the country.

Confusion!

The 42 days lockdown ends on Thursday before the president’s address on Saturday. However, citizens have been left in total confusion without information on whether they are allowed to leave their homes back to work on Friday and Saturday or lockdown stands until Museveni’s address.

By the press time, the government was yet to clarify the matter.