President Yoweri Museveni will be retested for COVID-19 after three of his aides tested positive for the virus, his physician said Friday.
Museveni’s consultant physician, Joseph Okiria, tweeted that the aides had tested positive on their return with the President from trips to the United Arab Emirates and Ethiopia.
The head of state returned from a 3-day working visit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates where he attended the Dubai Expo 2020
In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Museveni attended the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who started his new 5-year term.
“Following President Museveni’s recent return from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Addis Ababa, three presidential aides have tested positive for COVID-19. This despite best efforts and measures including daily PCR testing and full vaccination,” Okiria said.
He said the staff who tested positive had been isolated and were receiving care.
“The President and other members of the team tested negative and will be retested,” Okiria added.
As of Friday, 124,437 total infections had been registered with 3,172 deaths and 96,237 recoveries since the outbreak started in March 2020, according to the ministry of health.