President Museveni has apologized to his supporters for not stopping to greet them while they are gathered around the road.
In a video released on Sunday, the President explained that while traveling from Namaleere agricultural station to flag off value addition equipment, he found a number of his supporters gathered around the road but he chose not to stop to greet them.
“Big groups of people gathered on both sides of the road all the way up to Bwaise. These are our supporters who wanted me to stop and talk to them. It shows the love people have for the movement but I need to apologise to them,”Museveni said in the video.
“I didn’t stop or get out of the car because it is very dangerous with this virus. Don’t think I ignored you or didn’t want to greet you but we can’t do that until we have solved the issue of Coronavirus.”
He advised them to always that in case they want to stand in big numbers to show support, they should have social distance between themselves and with facemasks put on as a way to avoid the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.
“You could do it in a distanced way. When people are close together and some without masks is very dangerous. Remember this problem is still there. We have now lost 85 people. I appeal to you to continue with those strict measures.”
Museveni has enforced strict adherence to measures aimed at controlling the spread of Coronavirus starting with himself and other members of the public.
The President has since the onset of the pandemic in March been putting on a facemask including a recent visit to Tanzania where he had to apologise to his host, President John Pombe Magufuli for putting on a mask throughout his visit.
Museveni has also emphasized that public functions are held “scientifically” with limited number of people and held at State House Entebbe where it is safer.
For anyone to visit State House, they must be first tested for Coronavirus.
He has emphasized almost similar measures to other members of the public to ensure the virus is not spread.
Uganda has 9081 Coronavirus cases and 6109 of these have successfully recovered and discharged from various hospitals around the country and 93 have died since the first case was registered in March 2020.