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Uganda's Museveni shows lock down fitness routine via socials


<p>If you’are not sure how to keep fit during this lockdown, Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has some drills to share with you.</p> <p>On Thursday, the 75-year old released a video on social media showing how Ugandans can exercise at home during a televised address.</p> <p>“It’s good to go outdoors when there is no problem but when there’s a need you can go indoors,” he tells viewers. ‘‘This is just an office.Because I don’t have time, I always do my exercises here or even in my home, in my room.” </p> <p>“So you start by warming up,” he says before jogging from one end of the room to the other, increasing his pace and making an effort to keep his knees up. </p> <p>The head of state then begins to do push-ups, placing his hands on a white towel laid on the floor. </p> <p>In the background aides are heard counting 30 push-ups, although the camera cuts away at one point.</p> <p>Museveni ends the 2 minute, 25 second video by urging people to run in their home compounds. </p> <p>However, according to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, 71 percent of people living in the capital, Kampala, share a one-roomed home with several others.</p> <p>The East African nation has recorded 53 <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19 cases and is observing a 14-day lockdown.</p> <p>Transport have been banned with a night curfew imposed. But people are allowed to move around on foot in groups of less than 5.</p> <p>Last Saturday, the government began food distribution to up to 1.5 million people directly affected by coronavirus lockdown measures.</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">AFP</span></strong></p>

It's good to go outdoors when there is no problem but when there's a need you can go indoors.

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