Cabinet agrees to lift lockdown without public transport

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The cabinet sitting chaired by President Museveni on Friday at the statehouse agreed to lift the lockdown but with tight guidelines. Meanwhile, President Museveni tasked the National taskforce Committee together with other professionals from the Ministry of Health (MOH).

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In addition, to provide viable options which will enable all Ugandans to get back to work and most importantly keep them very safe. However, this comes after there are rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the country from Truck drivers entering into Uganda from the neighboring countries.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) through its social media platform confirmed a total of 43 new COVID 19 cases in Uganda. This now brings the total number of coronavirus cases to 203 ever since the outbreak of this virus in Uganda.

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“Today, the 15 May 2020, 43 new COVID 19 cases have been confirmed from the 1,838 samples of the truck drivers. Therefore this brings the total number of coronavirus cases to 203. Meanwhile, these were at the following cross points to Uganda… At Elegu… 15 Ugandans, 9 Kenyans, and 4 Eritreans. In addition, at Mutukula… 5 Tanzanians and 1 Burundian…Finally, at Malaba… 5 Kenyans, 2 Ugandans, 1 Burundian and 1 nationality unknown,” MOH posted.

“We have not yet recorded any community cases for the last 15 days since two Ugandans tested positive on May 1st, 2020 in Mutukula and Masindi district. Uganda had registered 21 cases of truck drivers and later more 43 drivers tested positive,” Dr. Ruth Aceng noted.

His Excellency the President of the Republic of Uganda President Museveni is expected to address the country on Monday or Tuesday night. In addition, since the current lockdown is likely to end on Tuesday Midnight.

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President Museveni expected to address the country on Monday or Tuesday night

According to trumpet news, among the guidelines agreed on are keeping public transport closed while three private cars will be allowed to carry three people.

Meanwhile, according to trumpet news, the following directives are expected to be announced…

Markets and Restaurants will continue to operate

Public transport will stay closed while private cars will be allowed to carry three passengers up to 8 pm.

Bars and other entertainment-related places will stay closed.

Schools and Colleges will also remain closed.

The curfew will remain but with reviewed operational time.

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