The government of Uganda has banned all Sporting activity across the country with immediate effect.
This was confirmed on Tuesday evening during the president’s state of the nation address concerning the Coronavirus.
Despite the fact the Uganda is yet to register a Coronavirus case, the measure is aimed at containing the likely spread of the virus, just in case it finds its way in the country.
Sport is not the only industry that has seen its events banned as many more have also been affect.
The president, HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, also banned other public gatherings including music concerts, weddings, burials, educational amenities (primary, secondary and universities), worship from religious places churches and mosques, public markets, hotels, malls.
It was also noted that all people coming from abroad will be quarantined at their own cost.
The ban will last for 32 days as communicated on Tuesday.
Museveni, through a live state of the nation address at State House in the Lake Victoria Peninsular town of Entebbe also passed on the precautionary measures that that should be followed.
The announcement comes just a day after the Confederations of African Football (CAF) postponed the upcoming CHAN Championships in Cameroon which Uganda was slated to take part in.
The Africa Cup of Nation qualifiers match-day three and four were also postponed, last week.
Currently there is no Men’s top tier action and it is highly expected that the lower and Women’s leagues which have been going on will also be halted along with the other Sporting events.