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Museveni’s positive Covid-19 update for wife Janet, advocates end to ‘unnecessary’ handshakes

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has announced that his wife, First Lady Janet Museveni has recovered from Coronavirus.

The Head of State made the announcement on his socials.

“Good news: Maama Janet has defeated Coronavirus,” the President wrote.

“This morning, her samples were sent to Mbarara and they were all negative. Thank you for your prayers.”

President Museveni confirmed that doctors had handed him a clean bill of health after multiple tests.

“Two days ago, I checked, again, for corona and the results were negative like they were on the 26th of December, 2023. The doctors are now saying that corona spreads more through touching yourself on the soft parts of the body (the eyes, the nose, the mouth, etc.) with infected hands than even through breathing. Is it true? Hon. Jane Aceng, please clarify to all.”

The President has also suggested the sanitisation of  door-handles, tables, arm-chairs and documents and, of course, the unnecessary hand shaking.

On December 28, 2023, President Museveni,79, announced that his wife, who doubles up as the Ministry for Educations and Sports, had contracted the respiratory disease.

“On Christmas day, after a family lunch, Maama Janet started feeling kukarakaatwa (sandy feeling) in the throat. We did a Rapid Corona test, which was negative. However, we sent another sample to Mbarara for PCR test and it came back positive,” explained Museveni at the time.

The First Lady, 75, then retreated to isolation.

In June 2023, Museveni, who has ruled Uganda for 37 years, announced he had contracted Coronavirus and consequently proceeded on ‘forced leave’.

Coronavirus is an infectious disease that causes patients to experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and mainly recover without requiring special treatment. The World Health Organisation (WHO) however explains that some patients can become seriously ill while older people with underlying medical conditions like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, or cancer could suffer complications.

A coronavirus outbreak in 2020 led to a global shutdown.

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