On Wednesday Evening, the President of Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni gave an announcement that all Public transportation will be suspended for the next 14 days with immediate effect.

He also ordered that all markets trading in non-food items should be closed.

This is coming in response to five new cases of COVID-19 been confirmed ealier during the day bribing the total number to 14.

He said “The government has decided to suspend, for 14 days, all public transport. This means all taxis, all minibuses, all buses, all passenger trains, all tuk tuks and all the boda bodas are suspended. Why? Because we want to minimize movement, Only private vehicles will be allowed on road but they will also be restricted to carrying three people”.

“The selling of clothes, necklaces, mobile phones, sandals, shoes, all those nonfood items…hold on, you will come back. To create space, stay at home, let only the food people stay in the market. We think this will reduce numbers and then they can be able to maintain what they call the social distance.”

He also said “Each ministry should work out a plan of the essential staff that need to remain on duty. Take for example, the Revenue Authority must remain on duty because our goods are still coming from outside Uganda and coming into Uganda; someone needs to clear those goods, needs to collect those taxes so as to remain on duty.”

John Oluwawalemi

John Oluwawalemi is a Master's Degree Holder from the prestigious University of Ibadan, lover of music, books and God's Word.


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