Coronavirus: African president does 30 push-ups (Video)


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The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, has engaged in a solo exercise routine in which he executed 30 push-ups as part of efforts to encourage compliance with an ongoing restriction on movement.

He was said to have engaged in the solo exercise to discourage group exercises on the streets after banning outdoor exercise in a bid to halt the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The exercise was performed in his office in the nation’s capital, Kampala.

In a two-minute and 25-second video shared on Thursday, the 75-year-old appears barefoot in a spacious office with a plush red carpet, wearing a grey tracksuit.

Sharing the video to his Twitter timeline, Museveni wrote, “Yesterday, I discouraged people who have been jogging in groups, exposing themselves to risk amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

“You do not have to go outdoors to exercise.

“Here is my demonstration of how you can exercise indoors and stay safe.”

See tweet:

Museveni first emerged President of the East African nation in 1986.

A UK-based Nigerian doctor, Dr. Olufunmilayo Harvey, who also shared a video of the exercise, urged citizens of other African nations to challenge their president to do the same.

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