President Yoweri Museveni will anytime soon kick off regular updates, guiding the country on how to deal with coronavirus as its containment remains uncertain due to new variants that keep emerging.
Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda announced the development in a letter to the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and other legislators.
"... The President will in the coming days be addressing the Nation with more details on this matter of curfew, where we are in the fight against Covid 19 and what more steps need to be taken to keep our people safe," he said.
The Prime Minister wrote the letter following requests by the Muslim community to extend the curfew hours from 9pm to 10pm to help them observe the holy month of Ramadhan.
While the government is aware of the impact of the continued movement restrictions, he said, scientists continue to say that "the threat and scourge of Covid-19 is still very much with us."
“Projections indicate that we should not relax our guard because the number of positive cases reported have started unfortunately to increase, especially in urban areas, border districts and trading centres. This is coupled by the reported cases of new fast-spreading, and possibly more deadly variants of Covid 19,” he said.
“Rt Hon Speaker and Colleagues, I would like to let you and the country know that Government is very much alive to the impact the Covid-19 prevention measures have had on our ways of life, on businesses, productivity and subsequently on livelihoods.”
According to the ministry of health, on April 11, 30 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed, bringing the total to 41,204. 40779 people have recovered and the respiratory illness has claimed 337 lives.
The ministry also says 189,409 have been vaccinated so far.