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Museveni to address the nation on Covid today as total lockdown looms

President Yoweri Museveni will today Friday, June 18, address the nation on the state of Covid-19 as total lockdown looms in the country.

According to Linda Nabusayi the Presidential Press Secretary, the address will take place at 8 pm and it will be broadcast live on all radio and TV stations in Uganda.

“Fellow Countrymen, Countrywomen, Bazukulu, I will address the country TODAY at 8:00 pm on a number of issues but mostly the COVID-19 situation. I call upon you to tune in to the different radio & TV stations for this address,” President Museveni tweeted on Friday morning.

Museveni’s address comes at a time when the pandemic situation in the country is running out of hand.

In just two days, over 80 people have succumbed to the virus and currently, most public and private hospitals are full to capacity with Covid-19 patients.

In his state of the nation address on 6th June, 2021, Museveni ordered for an immediate closure of all schools and institutions of higher Education for 42 days as one of the ways of containing the surging cases of the second wave of Covid-19.

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“All teachers must vaccinate before reporting back to school after those 42 days,” Museveni noted.

“Public or cultural gatherings except for the sitting of the cabinet, legislature are suspended for 42 days,” he added.

Museveni also noted that non agricultural activities like factory, construction, shopping malls, supermarkets, taxi parks are to continue operating with Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) observation and failure to comply within a week they will be suspended.

“Marriage ceremonies to continue with maximum 20 people under strict observation of SOPs.”

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“Public transport from district to district suspended for 42 days from June 10, 2021, and Interdistrict travel banned for 42 days.”

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