Uganda registers 8 new COVID_19 cases,Lockdown eased and extended
Update: 8 new coronavirus (COVID_19) cases were yesterday May 4,2020 confirmed in Uganda bringing the total to 97 with 55 recoveries, no deaths.
Here is the summary of President Museveni’s speech yesterday that saw the Lockdown and Curfew extended for more 14 days effective tomorrow May 21,2020, but eased. This means it’ll be on till May 20,2020.
Details: Key policy directives from tonight’s presidential address on Covid-19.
- Food markets will stay open
2. Airport and borders stay closed.
3. Wholesale shops to open
4. Hardware shops to open
5. Garages to open
6. Metal and wood workshops to open
7. Insurance providers to function
8. Quotas of lawyers to be permitted to work
9. Restaurants to open but only for takeaways.
10. Warehouses to open.
11. Schools plus other facilities that attract large numbers to stay closed
12. Public and private cars still not operational. Only private cars with stickers to move.
To facilitate those working, use marked buses, walk or cycle.
13. Its mandatory to wear cloth masks in public.
All other earlier protective/restrictive measures stay in place for another 14 days.
Note: 1. Those “trapped” in Kampala and seeking permission to travel upcountry, the matter still under study.
- Stop domestic violence. Try to tolerate each other.
- Banks and landlords, stop acting like Shylock in “Merchant of Venice”, asking for a pound of flesh. Restructure loans and rental payments.