The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni has today insisted that there will be no resuming of schools even if it takes a year.
He said this as today marks the end of the 21 days that was extended for the lockdown in the country. The ministry of health in Uganda has confirmed eight more COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 97 cases today.
The President said that most of the schools are day schools while few are boarding schools so it’s hazardous to the students and pupils to go back to school.
“Let the students in Secondary, and University continue to relax at their homes as we fight against this deadly disease. It’s better for them to take a year at home than jeopardising their lives,” said President Museveni.
Three more recoveries have brought the number of recoveries to 55 and the nation has reported no single death from the pandemic.
“We have tested 2246 samples in the last 24 hours and we see an increase in the rate of testing,” stated the ministry.