The Ugandan government banned all outdoor sporting activities in mid-March as part of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.
Exasperated by people who go out to play sports during an epidemic, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, 75, sets an example by doing gymnastics at home and posting his pictures online.
Yoweri Museveni has kept his promise. 24 hours after announcing the publication of a home sports tutorial, the Ugandan president complies. He posts a video of his office exercises online. In the program : after a little warm-up, around twenty pumps. “Here's my demo for exercising indoors and staying safe, ” can we read in the tweet.
Yesterday, I discouraged people who have been jogging in groups, exposing themselves to risk amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. You do not have to go outdoors to exercise. Here is my demonstration of how you can exercise indoors and stay safe. pic.twitter.com/Ulbj6vGOYQ
– Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) April 9, 2020
The Ugandan government banned all sports in mid-March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Despite this measure, many people continued to jog or walk outdoors. “It should stop “, said the head of state. Uganda has been officially affected by Covid-19 since March 21 and currently has around 50 confirmed cases.
We do not know if the president's sports demonstration was a deterrent, but his message is viral. Some praise his joviality, while others have fun diverting the images. Yoweri Museveni, who rules Uganda with an iron fist, is not afraid of criticism. Over the years, the President of Uganda has attracted the benevolence of the international community for his fight against the HIV / AIDS pandemic and the development of the economy.
At the head of the country since 1986, the former guerrilla clings to power. One year into the presidential election, he raised the age limit to run in the 2021 election. And he never misses an opportunity to show that he is in great shape.