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FIRST LADY’S HEALTH CONDITION: Uganda’s Janet Museveni in Self-Isolation after Testing Positive for Covid19

Janet Doing Well in Self-Isolation, Says Museveni

Museveni and his wife Janet. Courtesy Photo
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Uganda’s first lady, also minister of education and sports, Janet Kataaha Kainembabazi Museveni has tested positive for Covid19, her husband Gen Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni has revealed.

The president said his Janet Museveni had presented signs of Covid19 on Christmas Day after having lunch with the family in Rwakitura, Kiruhura District.

Test results confirming that she had Covid19 would prompt the family to take a decision to place the first lady under isolation. This is the first time Janet Museveni is testing positive for Covid19.

“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,” revealed Museveni.

“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.”

Some events have had to be halted after Janet Museveni tested Covid19 positive, the president further said.

“That is why we could not go to Kyenkwanzi or to Hon. Kaboyo’s function. I met General Daglo from the Sudan Civil war and today I will meet other guests and the Kiruhuura- Kazo Dairy Farmers on the 2nd of January.”

Museveni said he had tested negative for Covid19. He suggested that Janet was out of danger.

“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,” he revealed.

“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.”

It should be remembered that months ago, Museveni tested positive for Covid19 months ago and had to appoint an acting president. Both Museveni and Janet have previously taken Covid19 vaccine jabs. (See Details Here,  There. and Over There).

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