President Yoweri Museveni has imposed a ban on both public and private transport as a measure to curb the increasing #Covid-19 cases.
Uganda has registered 234 #Covid-19 death in one month, he also revealed that there has been a 17 per cent increase on the daily basis infection.
‘‘All cross boundary and inter-district movement of public or private transport is banned for 42 days starting June 18 at 10pm local time. The movement of persons needs to be stopped since it is the cornerstone of the rise in cases). He said.
Museveni said the country had seen an increase from 2,287 weekly cases registered in May to 9,000 registered weekly in June.
Below is the summary
All cross board boundaries and inter district movement of public transport and private transportation is banned for 42 days.
All cargo tracks are allowed to move by day and by night but must carry only the driver
Vehicles are allowed to move only by referrals, cleared by the LC. (patients only) public or private, health center. Passengers vehicles are banned. Boda bodas can carry patients
Boda boda to carry only cargo not passengers. Passengers are to stay home.
Ministry of Local Government is directed to quickly assess the vulnerable group
Ministry of Health and Kampala Capital City Authority to ensure that people who need care is taken care of as Resident District Commissioners to take care of the district level for patient evacuations
Essential works vehicles are cleared to travel ( health workers, Mass media security, utilities, retail shops agriculture and industry among others.
Registered tourist vehicles is cleared to transport tourists
Curfew hours start at 7pm to 5:30am while Boda-boads to stop operating at 5pm
All institutions of learning remains closed for 42 days.
Ministry of Health encouraged to strengthen the Village Health Teams for easy referrals and identification( bicycles could be given to them)
Local Government Ministry is directed to support the District task forces
Entebbe international Airport remains open with more measures taken
Cargo truck drivers to be tested at the borders and allowed to continue with the journey.
Ministry of Works and Transport to reactivate parking points
Food market vendors must stay at the places of work ( directed to stay at their places of work without going home like in March 2020) MOH directed to provide nets to the vendors. )Sharing of room is banned)
Kikuubo business hubby banned ( no attraction of crowds).
Burials to be restricted to core family members ( not more than 20 people)
Bars , disco halls are banned ( URA and sister agencies to work hand in hand to seal off bars)
10 per cent of worker to be enforced in non core work places
Factories should remain open( workers to sleep at the work places)
Places of worship remains suspended for 42 days.
Sectors to continue working;
Agriculture , industry, cargo transportation, health and medical services, utilities, retail shops, army, police
VHTs directed to increase awareness and linkages
All district tasks force should galvanized their efforts.
Second consignment of #nCOVID-19 vaccines should be prioritized for people who had not yet received their second dose. More procurement of vaccines are underway
The country has two lines of treatment, its still undergoing different phases of vaccine development (study undergoing
Restaurants/hotels remain open.
Political and public gatherings still prohibited.