Ugandan first lady Janet Museveni tested positive for COVID-19, President Yoweri Museveni has announced.
On Christmas day, after a family lunch, the first lady started feeling sandy in the throat, Museveni said in a post on his official X handle, formerly twitter, Thursday night.
“We did a Rapid Corona test, which was negative. However, we sent another sample to Mbarara for PCR test and it came back Positive,” Museveni said. Mbarara is Angola’s second-largest city, after the capital, Kampala.
The president himself tested negative.
Museveni said the first lady is self-isolating in one of the houses at their upcountry home in Rwakyitura in the western district of Kirihura.
“What is of interest is how I remained negative in spite of being with Maama all these days-sharing the room, the air-conditioned car to Entebbe and back to Nakasero,” Museveni said. Maama is a reference to the first lady, and Nakasero is a district in the capital city.
“Was it because I am emponoka (survivor) of Corona last May? Maama is now a first-time corona warrior. She is doing well,” he said.