75 year old Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni turns to gym to relieve lockdown boredom
London, April 10, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has released a video of himself working out in his office, to encourage citizens to exercise at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
In the video, the president, barefoot, starts off by jogging around the room to warm up. He then gets down to do 21 press-ups in one go, as his press team counts along. He does 30 press-ups in total.
As promised in his address yesterday, The President today started his day with indoor exercising. He encourages all Ugandans who have interest in exercising to do it indoors @KagutaMuseveni @OfwonoOpondo @DianaAtwine @FrankTumwebazek @UgandaMediaCent #SafeAtHome pic.twitter.com/tC8YdeKsgR— Government of Uganda (@GovUganda) April 9, 2020
On Wednesday, the president banned exercise in public as a control measure against coronavirus, after videos and photos of people working out in groups around the capital, Kampala, were posted on social media, despite the country being in a lockdown.
Just like I had earlier promised, I started my day with indoor exercising. pic.twitter.com/vsTT9Ho6To— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) April 9, 2020
This is not the first time the president has brought his own health into focus.
The 75-year-old told the nation last year that he had lost 30kg (five stone) because he had started to focus on his health and fitness.
In January Mr Museveni walked 200km (125 miles) through the Luweero triangle, where he had his bases as he fought the war that brought him to power in 1986.
Uganda has so far registered 53 cases of coronavirus