KAMPALA —President Museveni who announced the extension of the current lockdown for 14 more days (from May 6, 2020 to May 19) will address the nation on Monday, May 18 at 8p.m, State House has said.
Press Secretary, Lindah Nabusayi said the President will guide the nation on the next steps to be taken before the current extended lockdown ends on Tuesday May 19.
“HE the President will address the Nation of the current COVID19 update [Monday May 18] on at 8pm. Tune in to all stations,” Nabusayi said.
The President is expected to announce lifting more lockdown measures as the country works to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The President on Saturday, May 16, 2020 directed that only truck drivers with negative test results will be allowed to enter Uganda.
This was revealed by Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the minister of Health.
According to Dr Aceng, the Ministry of Health met representatives of the Truck Owners and National Logistics Platform and resolved to mobilize, counsel and test all truck drivers from Uganda.
“We will adopt a “Truck Driver Journey Management System” using a mobile application to monitor truck drivers on transit.
The above actions will start with immediate effect. These among other strategies are aimed at minimizing evident risks for spread is COVID19 amongst Ugandans,” she said.
Confirmed coronavirus cases in Uganda on Saturday reached 226 after more 24 truck drivers tested positive.
Several Ugandans have been blaming the government for not devising means to control the truck drivers