President Museveni will tonight at 8:00 pm deliver the much awaited address to the country —guiding on the way forward as the 21-day lockdown extension comes to a close tomorrow, May 05.
Mr. Museveni is expected to announce lifting of some of the current lockdown measures as the country works to stop the spread of coronavirus.
“Tentative 13th address of Kaguta Museveni on Covid-19 pandemic will be Monday 4th May at 8pm. Prior, President will meet taskforce & cabinet to chart way forward,” Senior press secretary Don Wanyama wrote on his official Twitter handle.
The current 21-day extension of the lockdown ends on May 5 and according to a report seen by this website, the Cabinet sub-committee chaired by Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda recommended that since the country has seemingly contained the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, with the remaining few cases reported among Tanzanian and Kenyan taxi drivers, business can gradually return to normalcy.
According to reports, cabinet under his chairmanship extended lockdown by two weeks as private cars, legal & construction firms are allowed to operate.
Cabinet with the advice of the health experts has allowed to extend the lockdown but also resolved to open and ease the lockdown in areas deemed critical as the country phases out the lockdown.
Private vehicles will be allowed to operate with strict instruction of carrying only two people on board.
“We also agreed to allow legal firms, construction shops and sites and printery shops.
We cannot risk to fully open because we are still establishing on cases like the Masindi where one person tested positive from the community”.
Cabinet further resolved to intensify border security with further deployment of both security personnel and health workers at the nearby border posts and health facilities.
Cabinet will sit tomorrow to further scrutinize on the issues of food and schools especially on candidate classes.
However, schools and hotels are being considered for opening after two weeks.
“Bars, churches, Mosques hotels and lodges will be considered later on like public transport because they as well attract big gatherings”