📌 Curfew to stay
📌 4 instead of 3 in private cars
📌 Restrictions on Boda Bodas remain
📌 Restrictions on Religious gatherings remain
📌 Restrictions on cross-border entry will be maintained
📌 Salons to remain closed
📌 Arcades remain closed
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni is live on TV and radio, outlining steps Uganda will take to further ease the lock-down as cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) rise to 774, and have reached 33 districts in the country.
The president has been recently alarmed by the complacency by Ugandans after he partially lifted the lock-down early in March. Mask use and washing hands have declined, media reports have shown and President is expected to come out with tough measures to control the situation.
Ugandans will particularly be eager for a new decision on a curfew that runs from 7pm to 6.30am that has seen huge traffic jams in the evenings. President Museveni is also expected to outline new Standard Operating procedures for public transport, boda bodas and ease the lockdown on districts at the borders.
The re-opening of the education sector, will be another key highlight of the president’s address.
So far, Uganda has tested over 150,000 people for COVID-19. While its figures are higher than some other countries on the African bloc, public health experts say that the level of testing that has been carried out so far in the country does not give a clear picture of where the disease is currently concentrated.
Since Uganda announced its COVID-19 cases testing in the country has been focused on high-risk travellers, truck drivers and in border communities. On a daily basis, an average of 2,000 samples is tested in the country, 70 per cent of them focused on truck drivers.