Uganda’s President Museveni Did 30 Push-Ups To Encourage Exercise At Home

“Stop exercising in public. If you want to exercise, do it in your house. Exercise in your rooms,” he said.


Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has made an exercise video to encourage people to exercise at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

The 75-year-old president did a total of 30 push-ups as his press team counted along.

Authorities in Uganda are introducing tougher preventive measures against the novel coronavirus as the number of cases in the country rose to 53 on Wednesday.

President Yoweri Museveni announced the new measures in an address to the nation, adding he will act harshly against those who disregard his instructions.

The new measures include banning people from exercising in public because they do it in groups without observing social distancing. They have also been reportedly jogging in large groups on roads.

“Stop exercising in public. If you want to exercise, do it in your house. Exercise in your rooms,” he said.

The president has also instructed that no boda-bodas, or motorcycle taxis, are to be seen on roads after 2 p.m.

He also ordered the arrest of politicians giving out food to people because it endangers the lives of Ugandans by undermining the measures put in place against the coronavirus.

In addition, he asked landlords not to evict their tenants for defaulting on rent payments because at the moment they are not working.

Museveni said it was unfortunate that members of the police and army were severely beating people who were not following his preventive measures such as the curfew and not gathering in groups.

He has threatened to severely punish whoever is caught doing so.

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