President Yoweri Museveni will on Wednesday at 8pm update the nation on the Covid-19 situation.
The Senior Presidential Press Secretary, Linda Nabusayi, has made the announcement in a post on her Twitter account.
Nabusayi says: “@KagutaMuseveni will address the Nation on COVID19 situation and related issues on Wednesday September 22, 2021 at 8pm. The address will be live on all Television and Radio Stations.”
This comes as the education sector battles public concern on when institutions of learning will be reopened.
The Ministry of Education has been moving back and forth with its decision to reopen schools.
On Monday the MOE said the government is prioritising vaccination of teachers, the elderly and learners above 18 years before schools can reopen.
Dr. Denis K. Mugimba, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Education and Sports said the ministry has shifted its focus of Covid-19 vaccination to Tertiary Education students of 18 years and above by the end of December 2021.
Up to 310,000 students in tertiary institutions will be vaccinated to pave the way for the reopening of schools as Cabinet makes a final decision.
So far, 269,455 (49%) teachers were vaccinated with the first dose by Monday morning, which is an improvement of 6% from the previous week’s 239,000 teachers that had been vaccinated.
Meanwhile, Uganda on Monday received a consignment of more than 1.6 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as a donation from the United States government.
This is the second consignment of COVID-19 vaccines from the US to Uganda.
The first, which arrived on September 6, comprised 647,080 doses of Moderna, bringing the total donation from the United States to 2,321,350 COVID-19 vaccine doses.
The government had earlier announced that the Pfizer vaccine will be used to inoculate school-going children as one of the measures to prepare them for the reopening of schools.
Besides schools, religious leaders want places of worship reopened.
In June while easing the lockdown measures, the president maintained that places of worship stay closed for another 60 days.
However, religious leaders say churches can operate under strict supervision and observance of SOPs.
To that effect, a group of people comprising politicians, religious leaders and activists in September dragged the government to the Constitutional Court demanding for the reopening of places of worship.
The petitioners are: Kiganda Micheal, Evelyn Naikoba, Dr. Zedriga Lina, Alice Alaso, Ronald Baliwenzo Nsubuga, Semakula Asuman Lulue and Bishop Mugabi Livingstone.
They want the court to issue a permanent order restraining the government from further closure of places of worship.