KAMPALA – A Cabinet meeting that sat on Monday, May 5, unanimously approved the extension of the lockdown by two weeks, PML Daily has learnt.
However, the meeting, which was chaired by President Museveni resolved that private cars, legal and construction firms be allowed to operate under strict guidelines.
As earlier revealed by this website, a Cabinet sub-committee had in a meeting held on Saturday, May 2, recommended an extension of the lockdown on account of the need to conclude the community testing survey being conducted in selected districts deemed at high risk of contracting the virus.
And on Monday, Cabinet endorsed the recommendation
However, as predicted, private vehicles will be allowed to operate with strict instruction of carrying only two people on board.
“We also agreed to allow legal firms, construction shops and sites and printery shops. We cannot risk to fully open because we are still establishing on cases like the Masindi where one person tested positive from the community,” a source privy to the meeting told this website.
Cabinet further resolved to intensify border security with further deployment of both security personnel and health workers at the nearby border posts and health facilities.
Cabinet sub-committee will sit on Tuesday to further scrutinize on the issues of food and schools especially on candidate classes.
“Bars, churches, Mosques hotels and lodges will be considered later just like public transport because they as well attract big gatherings.”
The President is expected to communicate the resolutions in his address tonight at 8pm.