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The President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has announced on Wednesday that all sports and entertainment events in the country have been put on hold as fears from the spread of COVID-19 grow.
With the COVID-19 outbreak many countries have suspended or cancelled their football activities, to avoid large gatherings and slow the spread of the virus.
This includes many African countries such as Egypt, Morocco, DR Congo, Ghana, Ethiopia, South Africa and Sudan who took this precautionary to avoid the quick rise of cases.
Uganda have yet to register any case that have contracted the virus, but their government look to limit from the possible consequences should the virus arrive.
“Sports, music concerts, and discos are also other means that can accelerate the spread of the virus, therefore we urge the public to desist from them at least for now because they are a threat to the public,” Museveni stated.
“We know that the sports, hotels and entertainment industry will be affected by these measures, but it is for the better,” the President recommended.”
Around 16 African countries have also decided to halt football activity in their countries in a bid to battle coronavirus.
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