PRESIDENT PARTIALLY EASES LOCKDOWN
President Museveni on Monday evening announced a restricted opening up of Uganda’s economy which was placed under a lockdown in order to fight the spread of corona virus, 43 days ago.
The partial opening up will see agriculture, construction, hardware shops, wood and metal workshops, vehicle garages, restaurants, wholesalers and warehouses allowed to operate.
However, he said, operators and clients should observe social distancing guidelines and wear facemasks.
He said insurance practitioners will be allowed to operate and only 30 lawyers under the Uganda Law Society will be added onto the list of essential service providers.
However, according to the President, restaurants will only be allowed to offer takeaway services.
“You can't fail to sleep for fear of dreaming a bad dream. We shall start slowly to open up but without undoing our previous achievements. The achievements are 89 cases with 55 recoveries and no deaths,” he said.
An earlier photo of President Museveni addressing the nation on COVID19