President Museveni has announced the lifting of the lockdown in which public transport has been allowed to operate and arcades allowed to reopen but under strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures.
On June 18, the president announced an immediate 42-day lockdown imposed on the country in a move aimed at mitigating the surging cases of Covid-19 as the country entered into a second wave of the pandemic.
Yesterday(30th.July.2021), he noted that the lockdown has been of great help leading to a reduction in daily confirmed cases from 1735 to an average of 71 per day now whereas the positivity rate has also gone down from 22% to only 8%.
The president said there were three options including fully reopening, partial reopening or continuing with the total lockdown but noted government had to strike a balance between controlling the spread of the virus on one hand and the mitigating effect of the lockdown on the economy and the general wellbeing of Ugandans on the other hand.
President Museveni opened Boda-boda to carry one passenger as Curfew time maintains between 7.00pm and 5.30 am with strict observance of SOPs. Museveni one on Curfew…..
Museveni said the task force decided that the country goes with the partial lockdown but under strict Standard Operating Procedures to be followed by the population, with schools and churches remaining closed.
Museveni Two on churches……
The president said churches, mosques and other places of worship are still closed for another 60 days but urged them to use virtual prayers.
Museveni three on Bars……
The president said outdoor sports events are now opened but under strict observance of Standard Operating Procedures. Details will follow later. END.