KAMPALA – The Inter Agency Task Force announced by Government to contain the contain the spread of coronavirus has urged Ugandans to abide by the curfew announced by President Museveni.
Addressing a joint press conference in Kampala on Tuesday, March 31, the officials led by Information minister Judith Nabakooba asked the public to abide by the presidential directive so as to avoid confrontation with the security forces.
“The curfew begins today at 7pm. You should be indoors. This is aimed at keeping us safe from #COVID19. The wrong doers are warned against thinking this is an opportunity to terrorise Ugandans,” Ms Nabakooba said.
Uganda Prisons spokesperson Frank Baine added: “Time comes and you make a decision that is meant to save you, your country and the world. Don’t attempt to test the security operatives on the curfew. Kindly stay home and stay safe. Make sure by 7pm you’re home.”
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said: “Those who are footing, use the daylight to go back home. Once we don’t abide by the campaign to keep social distance, the virus won’t go away.”
Defence and Army spokesperson Richard Karemire said: ” LDUs have done a good job since their recruitment. A few of them have behaved badly and yesterday the CDF apologised. We look forward to a good working relationship between the wanainchi, security forces and the LDUs.”
The press conference comes ahead of President Museveni’s speech at 8pm this evening where he is expected to clarify on the directives he issued on Monday, March 30.