Key highlights of Museveni’s address on Covid-19

Among them, is the closure of schools are institutions of higher learning for 42 effective June 7, at 8AM. Religious institutions have also been closed for the same period of time.

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President Yoweri Museveni has outlined a number of measures and restrictions that he said were agreed upon by the National Covid-19 Task force. The measures, Museveni said will help to slow down the spread of the pandemic.

Among them, is the closure of schools are institutions of higher learning for 42 effective June 7, at 8AM. Religious institutions have also been closed for the same period of time.

While announcing the restrictions on Sunday, Museveni noted that the most affected age group in the current wave are the young people aged, 20-39 years old with observed increasing transmission among the 10-19 yrs.

He also revealed that a total of 948 reported cases in 43 schools from 22 districts. Kampala, Gulu, Masaka and Oyam districts combined constitute 61% of reported cases.

The Measures

• Schools; primary, secondary and higher institutions of learning to be closed for 42 days starting tomorrow at 8.00 am.

• All teachers to must get vaccinated before resuming practice on the opening of the schools.

• Religious gatherings/prayers in places of worship (mosques and churches) are suspended for 42 days.

•Conferences suspended for 42 days, except cabinet, legislature and judiciary sittings

• Travel from category A countries remains suspended.

• Public transport from district to district suspended for 42 days starting June 10, 2021

• Private vehicles to ferry not more than three passengers and no inter-district movement for 14 days

•Boda bodas allowed to ferry goods and not more than one passenger.

• Factory, construction activities to continue under strict observance of SOPs.

• Agricultural activities to continue.

• Shopping malls, supermarkets will proceed with strict adhere to SOPs.

• Number of persons at burials, vigils and funerals should not exceed 20 people observing SOPs.

• Weekly markets are suspended for 42 days. Monthly cattle markets are also suspended for 42 days.

• Marriage ceremonies, parties and other social gatherings allowed only 20 people under strict observance of SOPs.

• Curfew shall remain at 9 pm to 5:30 am.

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