President Museveni will on Sunday, 20th September address the nation on the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the country.
The President is expected to reconsider his decision to open places of worship, bars and schools among others after he ordered for their closure in March this year. The closure peddled at curbing the spread of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.
In the past few days, Covid-19 task has been meeting various religious leaders in the Catholic Church, church of Uganda and born again Pentecostal church leaders to pave way on how they can operate places of worship during the long term visitor, covid-19.
As of yesterday, there were 29,737,453 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 937,391 deaths, reported to the World Health Organization (WHO). Currently there 5,266 confirmed covid-19 cases in Uganda and 60 deaths.
According to a source, the churches if they open, they will not allow in more than 100 believers in any given service, observe the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which include; wearing of face masks, social distance and frequent washing of hands or sanitizing.
The church leaders will also be required to disinfect the churches or mosques every after prayers. It is also said that the president has not decided on the issue of re-opening schools for all students despite ordering for reopening for final year medical students who are essential in the current situation of the deadly covid-19 pandemic.
The president is also expected to speak about other sectors which are still under the lockdown. Such sectors include; Sauna and Massage, transport systems in the border districts, among others.