Kampala, Uganda | URN | President Yoweri Museveni has resumed official work as Head-of-State, a day after confirming his recovery from COVID-19.
In a statement issued by the Presidential Press Unit, President Museveni chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting at State House Entebbe on Monday 19, June 2023.
Prior to his recovery, President Museveni has been under self-isolation at Nakasero State Lodge after testing positive for COVID-19, eleven days ago.
“With a confirmed clean bill of health, I am now able to get back to physical meetings, starting with cabinet this afternoon,” President Museveni said on Twitter.
President Museveni, who has ruled Uganda since 1986, had announced on June 8, 2023 that he had tested positive for COVID-19, triggering speculation about his state of health.
He said he had “some mild flu-like symptoms” but had decided to self-isolate and delegate his duties to Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja.
President Museveni last week pulled out of a high-level trip by African delegates to Ukraine and Russia to try to broker an end to the conflict, but he did address Uganda’s Parliament remotely during the presentation of Uganda’s budget.
According to the latest World Health Organization (WHO) figures, Uganda has registered 170,775 COVID-19 cases and 3,632 deaths since the start of the pandemic.