KAMPALA, Uganda 

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,”

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