Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Uganda First Lady Janet Museveni tests positive for COVID-19

Mama Janet Museveni, the First Lady of Uganda has tested positive for COVID-19 following a rapid corona test conducted at Mbarara.

Confirming the news was President Yoweri Museveni who confirmed that a test conducted on him came back negative as Mama proceeded for isolation in one of the houses.

“On Christmas day, after a family lunch, Maama Janet started feeling kukarakaatwa (sandy feeling) in the throat. We did a Rapid Corona test, which was negative. However, we sent another sample to Mbarara for PCR test and it came back Positive.

Indeed, Maama was feeling weak, with headache sometimes and with the kukarakaatwa. Immediately, on the 26th morning, I had to carry out a test on myself so that we decide to manage the problem.

The tests came back negative by afternoon. We, therefore, decided for Maama to self- isolate in one of the houses at Rwakyitura while I continue with the programmes that we had arranged but not ones where Maama was involved. That is why we could not go to Kyenkwanzi or to Hon. Kaboyo’s function.” said President Museveni.

The President however posed to question why he has tested negative for the virus when they have been with the First Lady for all those days and even shared a room.

“What is of interest is how I remained negative in spite of being with Maama all these days- sharing the room, the air- conditioned car to Entebbe and back to Nakasero. Was it because I am emponoka (survivor) of Corona of last May? Maama is now a first time corona warrior. She is doing well.” he said

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