KAMPALA — President Yoweri Museveni has said that schools and all other education institutions, churches/mosques, bars, night clubs, gyms and saunas will remain closed until further notice in a bid to avoid further spread of coronavirus.
Addressing the country on Friday July 30, the president who praised the countrymen and women for following his directives in the past 42 days said all those place where he maintained a ban cannot easily observe the social distancing and other coronavirus containment rules.
Mr Museveni said the ban on religious gatherings would be reviewed after 60 days.
“This should be maintained as closed and will be reviewed after another 60 days, he said advising for alternative means of worshipping including online, radio and TVs.
He also said a maximum of 10 leaders are allowed to lead the virtual prayers.
Mr. Museveni also said schools and other institutions apart from medical schools will remain closed
until sufficient vaccination of the eligible population and children aged 12-18 years old has taken place.
He has since directed the Ministry of Education and Sports/ National Council for Higher Education and Ministry of Health to meet and plan for the possibility of a safe reopening of medical schools.
“Learning should continue virtually, he said, adding that Ministry of Education will provide learning materials to all learners.