President Museveni bans Public transport, Boda Bodas to ward off the spread of corona virus in the country
President Yoweri Museveni has announced the suspension of all forms of public transport in Uganda for 14 days as the government tries to contain the spread of Coronavirus infections in the country.
While addressing the nation last evening about the COVID 19, the President said the government has decided to suspend for 14 days, all public transport, including all taxis, coasters, buses, passenger trains, tuk-tuks, and Boda-bodas.
He added that Private cars shall be allowed to move on the road however they shall not have more than three people in the car, the driver inclusive.
He also said trucks, boda-bodas, and tuk-tuks shall be allowed to transport only goods and not passengers.
Museveni added that markets should only sell foodstuffs, for now, trading in other non-food items is from now onwards suspended until further notice.
According to the head of state, more chances can not be taken considering the increasing cases of the Corona Virus pandemic in the country
The Ministry of Health on Wednesday confirmed five more new cases of coronavirus in the country bringing the total number of infections to 14