KAMPALA – President Museveni currently addressing the nation about the Covid-19 crisis has announced that the international Airport will open to tourists with immediate effect.
The President also announced that places of worship will be allowed to open, especially for confessions and counselling.
The President also announced that sports activities will be allowed to resume “provided there are no spectators at the stadia”.
In allowing the international Airport to open to tourists, the President said those coming must show a certificate of testing negative 72 hours before they arrive in the country and provide tour operators “make sure that the tourists do not mix with the community”.
Mr. Museveni also announced that restrictions on border districts had been removed but the night curfew between 9 pm and 6 am remains.
In the same address, the President indicated that the government will allow all candidates to return to school on October 15,2020.
“The cost of waiting is too much,” the President said, adding that with only 2 million students returning to school, there will be a good chance of practicing social distancing in the school communities.
“The schools will now open in a limited way,” the president said.
P.7, S.4 and S.6 candidates and finalists in all higher institutions of learning will all return to school.
“A solution for the remaining batch of learners will be found by January 2021,” the President said.
Under the arrangement, the President said, international schools have too been allowed to open operations since they handle small numbers.
The Ministry of Health on Sunday confirmed 270 new COVID-19 infections from tests done on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
The number brings the cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans to 6,287.