KAMPALA – Announcing the new measures to mitigate escalating coronavirus on June 18, President Yoweri Museveni outlined those who are allowed to move without restrictions in the next 42 days.
Amongst these include agriculture, industry, (manufacturing and tourism), health and medical services, security, utilities (water, electricity, mass media, telecoms, banking institutions, garbage/waste management, retail shops and markets) and cargo transport and goods distribution.
However, the Nakawa Deputy Resident City Commissioner (RCC), Mr Anderson Burora, said that essential workers without electronic permits issued by the Ministry of Works and Transport will not be allowed on the roads.
Speaking to the press, Burora said that most essential workers who applied for permits have been approved by the Works ministry and these are the only ones who will be allowed on the roads.
These are, however, advised to respect the curfew deadline.
The media, health workers and security personnel are the only categories allowed to move beyond the curfew time that was recently pulled back to between 7pm and 5:30am.
“Now that the ministry of Works has issued clearances to certain cars, we wanted to make some clearances on those cars. Those with permits will not be exempt from the curfew deadline,” Burora said.