President Yoweri Museveni who announced on Wednesday that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19 says he has been feeling sleepy and suffering with a slight vague headache.
The President now in isolation for the third day has issued a statement in which he said that he is waiting for two more days and do another COVID-19 test. He encouraged Uganda to get vaccinated.
Below is the full statement from the president.
Friday, June 9, 2023
STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT
Ugandans, especially the Bazzukulu.
Greetings. It is now day 3 in my Corona status. Yesterday, day 2 of my corona status, I felt very sleepy around 11am (the fifth hour of the day according to we, the People of the Tropics), yet I had slept well the previous night. Hence, I slept soundly up to the ninth hour of the day (3PM according to the People of the Temperate lands).
When I woke up, I was fresh, and I wrote a short speech for the Rt. Hon. Nabbanja to give in Luwero today. I sent Nabbanja to Luwero because the VP, Alupo, is representing us in Lusaka- COMESA summit.
I slept at the fourth hour of the night, which the Europeans call 10PM and woke up at the 9th hour of the night (Shaaha mweenda z’ekiro) with a slight vague headache. I call it vague because it was not obwaabe (temples headache), it was not oruhora-hoore (the crown of the head) headache and it was not around the engata (the ring) of the head.
When I sat up and drank more water as advised by my daughter Patience Kokundeeka, the headache went away, and I slept again.
According to my longtime doctor, Diana Atwiine, this is a mild case and should be managed conservatively by using vitamin C, other vitamins, especially –D and some anti-histamines.
“What are the other cases described as?” I asked Dr. Atwiine. The other cases could be described as: moderate or severe. These according to her, need different interventions.
When Atwiine announced my corona-status the other day, I am the one who told her to do it. I was still busy with other issues.
I will wait for two more days and do the test again. It seems immunization and the boosters for the immunization, do help.
I will keep you informed. Let everybody be fully vaccinated and for the elderly get boosters.
Happy Heroes Day celebrations.
YOWERI K. MUSEVENI