Security Minister, Gen. Elly Tumwine has said that the night-time curfew which was declared by President Yoweri Museveni will remain in force until the head of State communicates otherwise.
Gen. Tumwine had initially announced that the curfew, which runs from 7pm to 6.30 a m would end today June 21 in line with the 21 days that President Museveni announced when he last addressed the country about the measures to control the spread of coronavirus disease on June 1.
However, in a telephone interview, Gen. Tumwine told Eagle Online this morning that the curfew has not been lifted yet and regulations will be enforced until the president communicates otherwise.
Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said that the curfew was put in place through a Statutory Instrument and that the police will continue implementing the regulations until they receive a contrary order.
However, a cross-section of Ugandans found on the streets of Kampala expressed mixed reactions on the continued implementation of curfew. Some said that it should stay because it has controlled the movement of thugs in the wee hours of the night, while others say it’s a setback to their businesses.