Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has released a workout video for his citizens to exercise in confined spaces during the national lockdown. The workout video was uploaded on April 9 and shows Museveni wearing a grey Nike suit and jogging on the red carpet in his office as well as doing press-ups on a white towel.
According to reports, the 75-year old leader of Uganda said in the workout video that it is good for people to go outside and exercise when there is no problem but during these troubling times people should learn to exercise indoor and not crowd urban areas by jogging and exercising in groups. According to the President, too many people jogging in groups and close to one another could raise the risk of contracting coronavirus.
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
Just like I had earlier promised, I started my day with indoor exercising. pic.twitter.com/vsTT9Ho6To— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) April 9, 2020
Uganda has reported 53 positive coronavirus cases but no deaths. As per reports, Uganda has decided to implement some of the harshest measures in the whole of Africa to contain the spread of coronavirus. They have implemented a dusk-to-dawn curfew as well as decided to close all business except the most essential. Uganda has even banned all public and private transportation without permission.
According to reports, Museveni has ruled Uganda since 1986 and back in 2010, shortly before an election, released a rap song that was dubbed ‘You want another rap’.
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