Written by on June 14, 2023

By Whitney Akunga

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has dismissed claims that he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

In his daily update on Tuesday, he said he had been in the hospital since he was diagnosed with Covid-19 on July 7 but had not set foot in the ICU.

“I also noticed some few individuals from, I think, Kenya, saying that I was in ICU etc. If I was in ICU, the government would inform the country. What is there to hide?” he posed.

In Tuesday’s update, Museveni gave a chronology of his health status since the diagnosis saying his health has improved and the symptoms have receded.

He said he experienced mild flu-like fever, which was, however, weaker than the usual flu and a roughness in the throat on Tuesday and Wednesday last week.

On Thursday, he had drowsiness and a mild headache at night.

“This was up to Friday. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, I have been busy doing paperwork,” he said.

The President, however, said he still tested positive for Covid-19, which has kept him in self-isolation.

He has thanked those who sent get-well messages.

“I thank those who took the trouble to sign the boards at the Gate of Nakasero,” he said.



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