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Museveni to address Parliament despite Covid-19 positive test

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has announced that he is still positive for Covid-19 following more tests.

In his update to the people of Uganda, President Museveni said his hopes of getting out of isolation on Wednesday had been dashed by the results of the test.

Regardless, on Thursday the President will address Parliament during the tabling of the country’s budget.

President Museveni will be doing so from a distance of 300 metres, and he will also not inspect a guard of honour, a role that will be played by his Vice President Jessica Rose Epel Alupo.

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President Museveni said the First Lady Janet Museveni tested negative due to the precautions the family has taken since he tested positive on June 7.

“However, today we did another corona test and I still tested positive. Fortunately, Mama Janet is still negative because we are taking precautions,” Museveni said in a statement.

Covid has also disrupted President Museveni’s travel schedule, including a planned trip to Ukraine, alongside several African heads of state to mediate in the Russia-Ukraine war.

Instead, the President said he’d sent an official message that his Corona status would not allow him to travel.

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Earlier in the day, President Museveni dismissed claims on social media that he has been admitted in the ICU.

President Museveni said he had only felt a slight fever during his first three days in isolation.

“I feel ready to come out of self-isolation,” the president said.

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