KAMPALA — President Museveni has directed that markets should operate for selling only food items including matooke, sweet potatoes, cassava, rice, beans, peas, chicken, meat among others and “nothing else”.
“We think this will reduce numbers and then they can maintain social distance. We think by removing the non-food items and sellers, it will reduce the numbers,” said Museveni on Wednesday night.
Government vehicles to be stationed at district headquarters
Museveni has directed that; “Now that we have got cases in other parts of the country (beyond Kampala and Entebbe), we have a system of getting samples from suspected people all the way to Entebbe for testing. There are teams near villages who do surveillance.”
“These inform people who are at the 100 hubs across the country, who in turn take samples and send them to Entebbe aboard Posta Buses.”
To ease this countrywide surveillance, the President says: “I am directing that all govenrment vehicles in the districts (except the ones for the army and Police) should be centralised at the district headquarters under the command of the district health officer, aided by a Police officer.
“We are going to struggle to ensure that [these vehicles] have enough fuel.”