President Museveni hopeful Uganda will defeat Coronavirus as it did with Ebola
With Uganda now on 48 coronavirus cases, President Museveni has given hope to Ugandans that the country will be in a position to defeat the deadly Coronavirus amidst global deaths from it.
President Museveni who was addressing the nation on Friday 3rd said that the virus, unlike Ebola, spreads through the soft parts of the face alone including the nose, mouth and eyes which makes it easy to avoid if all people adhere to the necessary directives.
He said that because of a section of people take things for granted and do not listen to advice that is why the virus has looked deadly than it would have been.
“I am beginning to be hopeful that we can defeat the virus because from what I have studied there is no big issue apart from the four points of preventing it including cleaning surfaces, not coughing near people, washing hands regularly with soap, water and sanitizer and not touching the soft parts of the eyes, nose and mouth,” Museveni said.
“We slept in the bush and those who say that this situation is tough just make me laugh. It is not such a big issue but because people don’t listen and take things for granted. We can defeat it.”
The deadly coronavirus first discovered in Wuhan, China has now first spread globally reaching 1,074,290 cases with Italy, the United States and Spain among the most affected countries.
Museveni however, added that Ugandans should not rely on the big number of deaths in these countries to regard coronavirus a big deal. He explained that the lifestyle in Europe and the US has played a role in sparking their numbers.
Museveni who gave an example of Italy where they have institutional homes for all the old people said that the trains prominently used for transport there also carry up to 100 people which is a great contributor these big numbers.
“I know we can stop it here because our lifestyle is different. They are too advanced but it has issues. The train which carries more than 1000 people makes it easy for the virus to spread in those countries. In Italy, they have institutional homes for old people and I heard many of those who die are the abandoned parents. It is different here,” Museveni added.