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Ugandan princess Amooti, 62, who married 25-year-old man succumbs to COVID-19

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  • 62-year-old Tooro Royal Princess Ruth Cox Amooti has died of COVID-19
  • In October this year, she made headlines when she got married to her 25-year-old fiancé.
  • She died at Mulago Hospital in Kampala.

Renowned Tooro Royal Princess Ruth Cox Amooti has died of COVID-19.

The 62-year-old Amooti died while undergoing COVID-19 treatment at Mulago Hospital in Kampala.

She made headlines in October when she got married to her long-time fiancé, 25-year-old Larry Richard Abala.

Due to their age difference, members of the public criticised her for settling with a young man of 25 years.

Confirming the sad news, her cousin- veteran Ugandan journalist Andrew Mwenda said that the family is in great sorrow Because on Sunday COVID-19 stole another cousin- Margaret.

“On Sunday, we lost a cousin, Margaret, to COVID-19. This morning we have just lost yet another cousin, Cox, to Covid. Covid is real and it is lethal. Avoid large social gatherings, socially distance, and wear your mask at all times in public and sanitize all the time” said Mwenda.

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According to, Princess Amooti was a darling to many Batooro and several top government officials.

According to data from the World Health Organisation, Uganda has 18,165 confirmed COVID-19 cases. 181 Ugandans have so far lost their lives due to COVID-19.

Uganda’s ministry of health on Tuesday, November 24 expressed concern of high levels of complacency among the population and gross lack of discipline in following containment measures.

The country has experienced increased number of COVID-19 infections ever since the phased lifting of lockdown.

“The Ministry of Health would like to inform all individuals intending to travel out of Uganda that they are required to have a COVID-19 certificate taken within 120 hours before arrival or departure and NOT within 72 hours as previously agreed,” said Minister Joyce Mariku.

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