KAMPALA — President Museveni has on Monday March 30 announced that the government will distribute food and other relief items to vulnerable Ugandans after declaring a 14-day lockdown.
Announcing drastic measures to stem the rise of Coronavirus virus infections, Mr. Museveni also outlawed politicians distributing relief and food items to the different communities in the country, saying such people pose danger of spreading infections to the public and would be “charged with attempted murder” before courts of law.
Mr. Museveni said that the measures his administration has put in place are aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, with the country registering 33 infections by March 30th.
After properly identifying those in need of relief, Mr. Museveni added, government will distribute food to them in the form of maize flour, beans and packed milk.
He warned “opportunistic politicians who distribute food to people for “cheap popularity” to stop doing so as they are putting the lives of people at risk of contracting the virus.
“Anybody found doing so will be arrested and charged with attempted murder,” Mr. Museveni warned.
The President also declared that gatherings of more than five people are prohibited and also except for cargo transporters (trains, lorries, pickups, etc), starting, on March 31, 2020 at 7pm, there will be a curfew across the whole of Uganda.