President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has directed his entire entourage and delegation which was part of his Sunday visit to Tanzania to go into self isolation with immediate effect.
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According to credible sources, his security forces have already been taken into several quarantine destinations to be in isolation for the 14 day period before they can resume their official operations. A source in state house however says the president will not go into the mandatory quarantine contrary to his directive on his juniors.
In fact, he is set to address the general public this very Saturday to give an insight into the COVID-19 pandemic in address that will be televised nationwide. Through his official Public Relations handler and press secretary, Don Innocent Wanyama, it has been established that Museveni will address the nation on Saturday, September 19.
Throughout his visit, Museveni and his security detail were the odd men out. They were donned in face masks and precautionary gear unlike their Tanzanian counterparts. President Magufuli appeared complacent and did not even have a single face shield just to prove a point to Museveni that his country is covid free. Sources close to the Sunday events initimate that Museveni declined to even shake hands with his Tanzanian counterpart and opted to wave and make gestures. He however later swallowed a humble pie and put off his mask to deliver a speech. Another scenario was when he had to append his signature on the same document signed by Magufuli in a bid to authenticate the $3.5 billion oil pipeline project.