By Vanguard Reporter

NAKASERO – President Museveni has relaxed on the lock-down instituted 42-days ago after the country recorded reduction in new Covid-19 infections and deaths.

Pressures had started mounting in the capital, Kampala, with some people undertaking to protest at State House in demonstration of lockdown, further accusing the state of fronting erroneous agenda.  

‘‘A sharp fall in hospital Covid-19 patient admissions from over 1,000 in early June to just over 600 ending July,’’ the president says was enhanced by a stricter lockdown.

Under the new directives released on Friday July, 2021, public transport means including taxis are allowed to resume operations starting August 2 with a stringent 50 per cent passenger limit.

New guidelines

  • 1. Boda-Bodas allowed to operate up to 6pm, with only one passenger.
  • 2. Opening disciplines must strictly observe SOPs.
  • 3. Kikuubo to open with all kiosks removed. Road side vending Kikuubo side vending barred.
  • 4. Malls, arcades and business centres re-open conditionally.
  • 5. Burials and weddings regulated to 20 people.
  • 6. Worship and prayer hubs to stay closed until after days.
  • 7. Outdoor sporting events allowed under strict SOPs
  • 8. Games, betting, casinos, cinema halls, concerts closed.
  • 9. Restaurants, saloons stay open.
  • 10. Saunas and steam bath stay closed.
  • 11. Schools remain closed until after sufficient vaccination is done.
  • 12. Ministry of health should consider reopening health training institutions.
  • 13. Cap on office workspace workers edged up from 10 to 20.
  • 14. Private vehicles can move with a maximum of 3 people.  
  • 15. Airport to stay open.  
  • 16. Cargo truck drivers allowed to move with only 2 people on board. 
  • 17. Public Transport will open with 50% passenger capacity.
  • 18. Food markets to remain open.
  • 19. Curfew time maintained at 7pm-5am.
  • 20. Conferences and seminars still banned.
  • 21. A stimulious package of Shs200 billion for Small and Medium Enterprises

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