Covid19 BONANZA: Curfew, Churches, Bars, Disco, Gyms & Saunas Get 21 Extra Days, as Government Reverses Decision to Re-Open Schools

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent,

Speaking President Museveni yesterday speaking at Nakasero, State Lodge, said that when he allowed candidates in Primary Seven, Senior Four, Senior Six and finalists in tertiary institutions to resume school, there had been no proper assessment of the risk that the reopening posed.

Schools, churches, mosques, bars, night clubs, gyms and saunas will remain closed in a bid to avoid further spread of coronavirus, President Museveni has said, adding that they cannot easily observe the social distancing rules.

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“We appeal to the churches and mosques to remain closed,” President Museveni said.

Mr Museveni also said curfew will continue from 7pm until 6:30am for another 21 days.

Churches, bars, night clubs, gyms and saunas will remain closed for the next 21 days while opening of schools for candidate classes has been postponed for another one month as government plans whether to provide private television sets for all the villages in the country.

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“We have decided to postpone the re-opening of schools for candidate leaners for another one month as we prepare more and study the situation,” he said, adding that “two television sets per village equals to 140,000 TV sets” for the entire country.

Public transport
The president said: “We shall now allow the regulated opening of public means of transport like taxis, mini-buses provided they carry one half of their normal capacity plus the conductor and driver.”

“We should not as yet allow the restriction of the private and public transport in the border districts. Bodas should continue to carry cargo and not passengers.”

According to the president, malls will open but arcades will remain closed since they cannot observe social distancing.

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