public transport

Government has asked all its staff who use public transport to stay home following the recent surge in the coronavirus infections and deaths in the country.

“According to current information, the pandemic situation in the country worsening, hence, the need for increased vigilance. Further to the earlier guidelines on the management of the pandemic, regarding enforcement of Covid-19,” reads part of the memo dated June 17 to commissioners, Executive Directors, directors and all staff of government.

The guidelines that have been issued are; All staff who use public transport should stay home, senior officers who have been permitted to drive Government vehicles should drive themselves and allow their drivers to stay at home.

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In addition, where an officer can work from home, Heads of Departments/Projects are hereby encouraged to allow the officers to work from home and only come to office on case the officer’s physical presence is required.

“You are required to strictly observe the guidance in order to protect staff, family and communities,” the memo notes.

This implementation of these guidelines is effective 18th Junes 2021 till the expiry of the 42 days directed by the H.E the President.

President Yoweri Museveni will tonight at 8pm deliver the much awaited address in which he is expected to announce additional lockdown measures as the country works to stop the recent surge in coronavirus infections and deaths.