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President Museveni partially eases lockdown

President Museveni has partially eased the second wave of Covid19 lockdown today on Friday 30th July 2021.

This came at the end of the 42 days lockdown that were given to Ugandans in the months of June 2020.

According to President Museveni’s speech, the number of patients with Covid19 rapidly decreased during the 42days of lockdown because Ugandans adhered to the Health guidelines given to them.

President Museveni therefore decided to open the following sectors with strict covid19 SOPS and guidelines given by ministry of healt.

Boda bodas allowed to operate with one passager per ride

Public transport allowed to operate with capacity people in buses and taxis with effective 2nd August 2021.
• Private cars allowed to operate across district borders with atleast only three people in a car.
• Cargo trucks to keep on operating in and outside the country with only two people in a track.
• Restaurants and saloons to remain open.
• Companies and other work places allowed to employ 20% of the workers than in it was in the first lockdown where they were only allowed to employ 10%
• Out door sports allowed to operate.
• Only 20 people allowed on burial ceremonies and weddings.
• Malls, archades and other business centers allowed to operate following the SOPs.

However, other sectors like the entertainment sector, schools and churches have remained closed as they observe the easy way to open up without people being much affected by covid19.

Curfew time has remained at 7PM as it was announced at the beginning of the 42days of lockdown.

President Museveni has promised to address the nation after 2weeks after observing the situation and new measures will be put up.

Written by Aine Siggy

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