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"I thought I had contracted the coronavirus - Museveni on his recent issues with a sore throat. PHOTO/TWITTER

“I thought I had contracted the coronavirus – Museveni on his recent issues with a sore throat.

President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday talked about his recent fight with a sore throat, which led him to believe that he contracted the coronavirus.

“I apologise for the hoarse voice, I had some sore throat. My first fear was that I had got coronavirus, so I called the doctors to take a sample,” Museveni made the remarks after being nominated as NRM’s presidential candidate for coming 2021 general elections.

Museveni said in recent days, he has been suffering from a sore throat that has now deeply affected his voice.

Among others, sore throat was earlier pinpointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the major signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

This according to Museveni raised worries that he had contracted the deadly virus. He says that he finally called in doctors who took his samples for testing and they found that it was just a bacteria that arose from over speaking while covered with a face mask.

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“The doctors told me my results returned negative. The doctors came back later and said I did not have coronavirus,” Museveni said.

“I have been taking ginger, lemon and some honey and now the voice will sort itself out.”

Meanwhile, Museveni was officially nominated as the National Resistance Movement (NRM) sole candidate for the presidential race in the coming 2021 general elections.

He was nominated by the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, before NRM Youth League chairperson, Gaddafi Nasur and one Hellen Sseku seconded the same at a function held at the NRM Electoral Commission headquarters in Kyadondo.

According to the NRM electoral commission chairperson, Dr Tanga Odoi, a deadline was set earlier enough but no one else expressed interest in standing up against Museveni for Presidency on NRM’s flag.

“I do hereby declare that aspirant Yoweri. K.Museveni has fulfilled all requirements is duly nominated as the NRM presidential flag bearer,” Dr Tanga said.

museveni tests negative for coronavirus
“I thought I had contracted the coronavirus – Museveni on his recent issues with a sore throat. PHOTO/TWITTER

Museveni will, however, be officially endorsed as the Party’s flag bearer on August 8 by the party national Delegates Conference. He has held the flag for NRM since 2005 when the country adopted a multiparty system.

A multi-party system according to political scientists refer to a political system in which multiple political parties across the political spectrum run for the national election, and all can gain control of government offices, separately or in the coalition.

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