President Museveni will today update the country after a three weeks lockdown that was enforced to curb the deadly #COVID19 pandemic. Originating from Wuhan province in China, Uganda has a total of 823 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 0 deaths and 631 recoveries.
After confirming the first case on March 21, Uganda has been under lockdown. Under President Yoweri Museveni’s directives, he ordered for closure of all schools, churches, mosques, and banned public transport till last month when he eased lockdown under strict guidelines.
With the new guidelines, all people were ordered to wear face masks in all public places; public transport was reinstated and ordered to carry half of the total passengers among others.
In today’s address, Museveni is expected to open schools and Universities for finalists in senior four, six to complete their respective levels of education. The president is also expected to lift curfew hours from 7:00PM to 9:00PM for motorists and workers to get home.
The president is also expected to deliberate on the issue of opening the airport for Ugandans who are stuck abroad and tourists to visit the pearl of African. Recently the Ministry of health confirmed that they have finalized with all programs for all Ugandans willing to return home. They will be placed under mandatory quarantine for 14 days and later be allowed into the community.
Museveni will also address the issue of shopping arcades which have remained closed since the outbreak of the virus, Boda-boda riders who are begging to be allowed to carry at least one passenger and observe covid-19 guidelines.