Yoweri Museveni says coronavirus has proved Uganda is safest place on earth
– So far, Uganda has only recorded 85 cases of COVID-19 – Out of this number, 52 have recovered and no fatalities have been reported – In the neighbourhood, Kenya has 411 cases while Tanzania has confirmed 480 infections
– Museveni said he was yet to see any country across the globe that was as safe as Uganda and that people would soon start migrating to his country for safety Uganda’s tremendous milestones in the fight against coronavirus has filled President Yoweri with great optimism.
The Ugandan leader now believes his country would emerge as the world’s safest place on earth thanks to the impressive and most promising way it has so far dealt with the outbreak of COVID-19.
President Yoweri Museveni said Uganda was the safest place on earth after dealing with coronavirus in a very promising way, Photo: Yoweri Museveni.
Speaking during the celebration of Labour Day on Friday, May 1, Museveni said he was yet to see any country across the globe that was as safe as Uganda and that people would soon start migrating to the East African nation for safety. “I think during this crisis, people have seen that Uganda might be safer than many places in the world. I have not seen any part of the world safer than Uganda. I suspect, if God gets us through this crisis, people will rush here,” he said.
I think during this crisis, people have seen that Uganda might be safer than many places in the world. I have not seen any part of the world safer than Uganda. I suspect, if God gets us through this crisis, people will rush here. #LabourDay
Museveni further exuded confidence Uganda would soon pounce back to its rightful economic path and urged employers to not cut salaries or dismiss their employees. “Laying off workers during this crisis is not a good idea especially because things are going to improve. Instead, I would suggest that these workers are sent on leave and recalled when the situation normalizes. I am very optimistic we are going to be stronger after this crisis,”
Uganda has so far recorded only 85 cases of coronavirus with no single death. Out of the 85 infections, 52 have full recovered and discharged from hospital and quarantine centres.
Tough Museveni believes the country has managed to flatten the curve, he has remained cautious not to reopen the economy and allow people to start interacting normally. The Ugandan leader declared a 14-day total lockdown on March 30 and later prolonged the same decree for 21 more days to ensure the virus is put at bay.