President Yoweri Museveni has extended time of operations for motorcycles commonly known as Boda-Boda from from 2pm to 5pm saying their services of food delivery and other deliveries are important.
Museveni made the changes while announcement while addressing the nation on the #COVID-19 update. The boda-Boda had been banned from operating after 2pm.
“There is still an issue with Boda-Bodas, we had said that they should stop at 2pm but now they can operate 5pm” Museveni said. In the same category, Museveni also allowed bicycles to operate up to 5pm.
Museveni also castigated the people whom he termed as crooks who he said had forged car stickers in order to manipulate the movement #COVID-19 guidelines.
“However, there are crooks in society who don’t want to corporate by trying to bribe for stickers. Those stickers will be confiscated”
Museveni also thanked the health workers and other scientists for the job well done in curtailing #Covid. He however, called fellow politicians to allow and speed up the process of allowing a salary increment for scientists.
The president further said for expectant mothers, they should not wait to seek permission from Resident District Commissioner if their situation is dire.
“For expectant mothers, I think I agree, the expectant mothers if you don’t get the RDC , private vehicles can be used and explain. Unless someone puts blankets”
On the issue of truck drivers, he said the initiative put in place of having them checked at a point of entry will remain since their movements are under monitoring.
Meanwhile Ministry of Health has today discharged six patients from Mulago National Specialised Hospital where they had undergone treatment. The patients tested negative of #COVID-19.