KAMPALA — President Yoweri Museveni will address the nation again tonight to clarify on some of the extra guidelines on the fight to contain the spread of Coronavirus in Uganda, that created enormous confusion a a day after issue on Tuesday, across the country.
Ms. Lindah Nabusayi Wamboka, the President’s Press Secretary said via her Twitter handle that Mr. Museveni will address the nation at 8 p.m Ugandan time.
The President Museveni indicated that after careful consideration, the government had decided to “error on the side of caution” than to repeat the mistakes of the nations that have been greatly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
He issued a raft of guidelines including a 14-day movement lockdown with a few exceptions, including cargo transport and essential services including medical and health supplies, and the Uganda Revenue Authority.
He also announced a ban on all people-to-people movements for 14 days as Uganda enhanced stricter guidelines to stem the Coronavirus spread.
The president also announced a shutdown of government services, except for the army, police, health services and essential services.
The East African country had registered 33 cases by Monday, March 30 night.
Announcing the strict guidelines and a ban on private transport and people movements, Mr. Museveni said this has been done because some private car owners had turned their vehicles into public transport vehicles “without license”, saying such and the general indiscipline among the population was dangerous.