President Yoweri Museveni has suspended for 14 days all forms of public transport.
With the increasing cases, the President says he does not want to take more chances.
“The government has decided to suspend for 14 days, all public transport, including all taxis, coasters, buses, passenger trains, tuk tuks and Boda bodas,” he said.
“Private cars shall be allowed to move on the road but they shall not have more than three people in the car, including the driver,” he added.
He said trucks shall be allowed to transport goods but They should however not carry passengers.
“The same applies to bodas, and tuk tuks. They can move as long as they are transporting food”
"Coronavirus is spread through sneezing, coughing or contact with contaminated surfaces. To avoid the disease, wash your hands with soap regularly, don’t spit in public, avoid crowds and stay home if you have flu. Protect yourself and your loved ones. Let’s fight Corona together. This message is from the Ministry of Health"
The president said markets should only be now for selling food stuffs. This means…matooke, sweet potatoes, cassava, rice, beans, peas, gnuts, beef chicken, fruits, vegetables etc.
Trading other non food items is from now onwards suspended..clothes, necklaces, mobile phones.
“I have heard some people have tried to do everything possible to keep hygiene. However, how do you maintain 4 metres when there are so many people,” he noted.
The head of state also directed that public offices should work out the essential staff that are needed to remain on duty.
“Even in the districts, the officials can identify boda bodas who can deliver food and other cargo to wherever it is needed. This crisis will teach us other methods of doing business.”Download Our News App Here