Museveni opens places of worship, weddings, keeps schools shut

President Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni (PHOTO /File)

Churches, mosques and similar facilities can now resume services in Uganda but only under strict adherence to the country’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to avoid further spread of coronavirus.

“Places of worship can now open under strict guidelines like; limiting the number to 200 people and adhering to all other SOPs in place,” President Yoweri Museveni announced during an update Wednesday on the COVID-19 situation in Uganda.

The president also allowed for the increase in the number of people attending weddings and other social events to 200, while casinos, gaming, betting shops, and gyms were allowed to operate during the day and close by 6 pm.

President Museveni however did not open schools saying that the number of people vaccinated is still too low and called upon authorities to ensure teachers are on the priority list for vaccination

“The 4.8 million priority population including teachers should first get vaccinated before we can open schools. Post-secondary institutions to open with effect from November 1, 2021, on the condition that all teachers and non-teaching staff are vaccinated. The rest of the learning institutions will open in January 2022,” he said.

The curfew still remains between 7 pm and 5 am and Boda Boda movement time ends at 6 pm.

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