Where do you belong? Museveni lists ‘essential’ services as new lockdown bites

KAMPALA – President Yoweri Museveni has announced a fresh lockdown in a move to mitigate alarming coronavirus infections.

While addressing the nation on Friday, June 18, Museveni outlined new measures specifying those who are allowed to move without restrictions in the next 42 days. This according to the National Covid19 task force fall in the category of essential workers.

“For our lives to continue, the following sectors fully function,” he said, announcing these;

(a) Agriculture
(b) Industry, manufacturing and tourism
(c) Health and medical services
(d) Security (police and army)
(e) Utilities (water, electricity, mass media, telecoms, banking institutions, garbage/waste management, retail shops and markets)
(f) Cargo transport and goods distribution.

“I have thus categorized these sectors as essential sectors,” he said.

Below are some of the new measures announced

Kikuubo and other business centres should be closed, and the situation reverts to the Presidential Directive of March 2020.

Burials to be restricted to core family members as applied in the military

Emergency vehicles, police, army vehicles and essential workers will be allowed to move but with issued identification.

Food market vendors should revert to the presidential directive of March 2020, to stay in their places of work.

All schools and other education institutions remain closed for another 42 Days.

International and Cross-Border Travels: Entebbe International Airport will remain open, but we shall ensure the no virus, or new variants enter Uganda. Uganda’s land locked country. All cargo movements, to and out of Uganda will be allowed without any disruption.

All public, private vehicles or bodabodas will only move to transport the ill on the authentication and availability of evidence from either the LC, RDC or a competent health facility

Curfew throughout the country is pulled back to 7pm to 5.30am.

Boda-Bodas will only be allowed to move only up to 1700Hrs.

The food market should remain open but the vendors should revert to March 2020 directive to stay in their places of work.

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