President Yoweri Museveni has with immediate effect banned public transport and gatherings including house parties.
The President has however accepted public transport within Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono and with strict observance of the Standard operating procedures.
The president also allowed Cargo Trucks to move with a strict number of two people and with strict observance of the Standard Operating Procedures.
“And we must implement this,” Museveni says.
He also ordered for a continued ban on bars and other outing places as part of the measures put in place curb the ever increasing number of new Covid 19 cases.
“Drunkards cannot observe SOPs. I don’t know why these drunkards want to cause us problems. Can’t you drink at home,” Museveni wondered.
The president also closed schools and churches from operating for 42 days.
“Even when private vehicles are allowed to operate, they should not cross from one district to another. Failure to follow SOPs, we shall close them,” Museveni said.
The country has been grappling with an increased number of cases of Covid 19. Today, the Ministry of Health registered 948 cases of Covid 19.
Curfew according to Museveni will continue between 9.00 pm to 5.30 am.
“Enforcing directives and responsibility lies in the owners and security. So instead of arresting people, filling jails, this time, no. This time, you violet, you pay.”
The Permanent Secretaries are directed to come up with a statutory instrument for people to pay a fine. “All the directives take immediate effect.” Museveni added
Museveni said, if the population fails to observe the directives, he will impose a total lock down.)