Political activist and the four time presidential runner Dr Kizza Besigye has said the just concluded National Resistance Movement (NRM) elections have undermined the efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have been let down by managers of this country. To make matters worse, they are asking for more than Shs200,000 from anyone who wants to be tested. We have lost the fight. The figures (infections) are still fairly small but this can quickly change,” Dr Besigye said.

Dr Besigye implored Ugandans to undertake individual efforts and responsibilities in fighting the spread of the virus.

He said they should observe the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the Ministry of Health and World Health Organisation (WHO).

Dr Besigye made the remarks on Saturday in an address he dubbed People’s government Q&A on governance and Covid-19 issues, barely a day after the ministry of health confirmed 65 new infections and two more deaths.

Authorities said on Friday that cases had risen to 3,353 while the fatalities had risen to 35.

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