Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Wednesday phoned his regional counterparts in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Museveni called the presidents of Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda in bid to tame the growing number of covid-19 cases imported from the region into Uganda.

A file photo of President Uhuru Kenyatta on a phone call. On Wednesday he received one from Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni. PHOTO/COURTESY

“I had a very long discussion on the phone with H.E Uhuru Kenyatta and H.E  Paul Kagame regarding truck drivers,” Museveni’s post on his Facebook page reads in part.

Uganda has in the recent past registered positive cases of coronavirus, most of them from the border points of Busia and Malaba which connect it to Kenya and that of Mutukula which acts as a link to Tanzania.

And the former army commander, sought to put a stop to the state of affairs.

A file photo of President Museveni making a phone call by the roadside. PHOTO/COURTESY

“President Kenyatta and President Kagame agreed that we can have a common plan for truck drivers,” Museveni spoke of their conversation.

It is however unclear what he exchanged with his Tanzanian counterpart, whose country is grappling with the novel virus, the infection tally shooting to 480, the highest in the region.

President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania on a phone call. PHOTO/COURTESY

“I also talked to H.E John Pombe Magufuli on a slightly different subject,” Museveni remained coy on their line of engagement.

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