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Mckinstry To Stay In Uganda Despite Coronavirus Fears

Mckinstry to stay in Uganda despite Coronavirus fears

Uganda Cranes coach Jonathan Mckinstry has confirmed that he will remain in the country despite the fears of Coronavirus.

The deadly disease is yet to be registered in Uganda, per Ministry of Healthy, and the decision to stay seems to be the best alternative for the Northern Irishman.

“I will stay here and continue to monitor the situation,” said Mckinstry as quoted by FUFA. “Whereas there is a halt on our activities but the supervision of players and doing of other work is going on. So for now, i will keep here.”

The residential camp that was held at Gems Cambridge for the CHAN bound Uganda Cranes squad and the Pre-CHAN tourney was cancelled after CAF confirmed the postponement of CHAN 2020 finals in Cameroon because of the pandemic.

Country President Kaguta Museveni on Wednesday in a national address announced a temporary lock-down for 32 days.

Museveni put a stop on public gatherings, including sports activities as a move to stop the pandemic.

Mckinstry advised:

“Everyone is aware of the struggles that are happening all around the world. Here in Uganda, we have been very fortunate to date that we don’t have any record cases of Coronavirus.

“However, it requires everyone to be vigilant in order to maintain that status. So, I am encouraging all the players, the officials and the supporters across Uganda to follow closely the Ministry of Health advise, the advice of the World Health Organisation, FIFA and FUFA because things like regular hand washing, keeping social distance, not gathering in large crowds.”

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