KAMPALA – The ICT Minister Judith Nabakooba has revealed that there will not be any lockdown during the festive season apart from the existing curfew and other SOPs.
She made the revelation while addressing the public on the country’s COVID-19 status on December 20,2020 at the Uganda Media Center.
Nabakooba urged the public to stay away from any form of festive temptations that could expose them to catching COVID-19.
“Discotheques and music concerts are still under lock and not allowed to operate. For those travelling, ensure that you follow all the guidance on masks and social distancing,” said Nabakooba.
The minister also called upon all leaders in the markets to restore the handwashing facilities that existed earlier in the year.
“I know people will be rushing to the salons for haircuts, all those using public taxis and buses, take extra caution,” she said.
She added that, “Let us cooperate with our
Police in ensuring that we maintain law and order all throughout this season. Let us follow the COVID-19 guidelines so that we stay alive to celebrate next year’s festivities as well.”
Nabakooba further revealed that Uganda expects to obtain the first batch of the Vaccine by May or June 2021.
“Priority will be given to frontline medical workers, the elderly and people with existing health conditions,” she said.
She however noted that they believe that as more vaccines become available globally, they might be able to get them much earlier than June.
“I therefore call upon everyone to ensure that you stay alive up to the point when the vaccines become available,” she urged.