President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday evening revealed that the number of Uganda’s Covid-19 cases now stands at 53.
He said that on April 8, 2020 a total number of 214 samples were tested and only one of those tested positive, 213 samples tested negative.
Mr Museveni noted that since the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Uganda, a total number of about 3600 samples have been tested and only 53 have turned out to be positive.
Museveni applauded the members of the public who have heeded to the guidelines put in place by government whom he said have enabled the country combat the spread of the deadly pandemic to a certain level.
“I want to thank people for responding well because if they hadn’t, I don’t know where we would be. However, there are some actors that play with fire but they should stop.”
Museveni said government is currently assessing the impact of measures on the spread of the pandemic to see if they are lessened but he said he was happy the country is moving in the right direction in the fight against the virus.
“If we had not acted in time, I don’t know where we would be now. We are still assessing the effect and we don’t want to rush too quickly to celebrate that we have succeeded. We are monitoring the results which may not be conclusive but showing some success,” he said.
Throughout the world, there are 1,452,379 confirmed coronavirus cases, 308,757 have recovered but 83,615 have succumbed to the deadly virus.
The US with 404,580 cases is leading in the world whereas on the African continent, South Africa at 1,715 tops.
In the region, Kenya has 179, Rwanda 105, Uganda 53 and Tanzania at 24 cases.