Places of worship should be opened – Bishop Silas
Bishop Silas Tayebwa of King of Kings Church Mbarara has asked the government to open places of worship because believers are silently suffering and stressed.
Following Tuesday’s presidential address that saw places of worship remain closed despite cries by religious leaders to have them reopened, Bishop Silas says everyone has and can still play a role in fighting the pandemic.
Key points from President Museveni’s COVID-19 address on Tuesday.
A total of 110 arcades will be opened after meeting Standards of Operation(SOPs). They must have temperature guns, must ensure social distancing, hand washing, no people in corridors (bikuubo), no traders on verandas, keep records of all buyers/clients, no air conditioning, everybody must wear masks at all times and all arcades must have clean and functional enough toilets.
Salons were to open immediately but they must ensure everyone wears a mask and face shields for barbers/salon operators, and observing the rest of the SOPs.
Boda bodas will resume transporting passengers on July 27th.
Besides masks, the rider must also have helmet at all times, keep records of all clients and sanitize seats regularly. Passengers must wear masks.
Curfew time was lifted from 7pm to 9pm, running until 5.30am. Boda bodas, however, stop at operations at 6pm.
For Schools, government will make a decision before September. President Museveni offered UGX 2b for the private teachers’ SACCO after assessing options of supporting private school teachers.
Airport stays closed until further notice.