President Museveni has set the record straight after handshake claims with Tanzanian counterpart John Pombe Magufuli and has asked the minsitry to test the team he traveled with to Tanzania.
Media has been awash with talk of the Ugandan President violating COVID-19 guidelines of social distancing and zero contact while visiting the Tanzanian President at his country home in Chato, Northern Tanzania yesterday.
The Ugandan Head of State, General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has come forth to clarify that he did not shake hands with President John Pombe Magufuli during his visit to his country home in Chato, Tanzania.
The purpose of his visit was regarding several bi-lateral interests between the two countries, but most importantly, the construction of the East Africa crude oil pipeline (EACOP) from Uganda to the Tanzanian seaport of Tanga.
These speculations come at a time where Tanzania is going out of its way to defy preventative measures put in place by WHO and various health organizations and bodies against the deadly Coronavirus. There were barely any visible protective masks, as seen from photos taken at the meeting yesterday. This potentially left them exposed to the virus.
The President, on return, ordered that all staff he traveled with should be put under mandatory quarantine by the Ministry of Health. His entourage was tested as soon as they returned. They were later driven off to various quarantine centers to avoid contact with the general public.