President Museveni has banned the movement from one district to another as one of the measures to control the spread of Coronavirus in the country.
“All inter-district travel is banned for 42 days except for cargo trucks,” Museveni said.
He noted that this is for both public and private transport .
The president explained that this will help stop the spread of the virus from one district to another.
He however made exception for Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso districts where he allowed people to move.
According to the president, in the face of increasing virus numbers, the best option is prevention by putting strict measures to be adhered by everyone but warned that violation will attract serious reprimand.
“Violation of these measures will lead to fines. Instead of arresting people and filling jails, this time you will have to pay. Why do we waste time with arresting these people? The Secretary for treasury will issue a statutory instrument and when you violate you are fined.”
President Museveni also put in place a number of new Standard Operating Procedures that need to be followed.
1.All Public and cultural gatherings including conferences are suspended for 42 days.
2.Shopping malls, factories and supermarkets can continue operating but under strict SOPs
3.Taxi parks, markets, and big farms can operate with strict S.O.Ps.
4.Marriage ceremonies and social gatherings are banned except for 20 people only.
5.House parties are banned
6.Number of persons at burial should not exceed 20 people
7.Weekly markets are banned for 42 days.
8.Public transport, buses and taxes between districts are banned
9.All inter district travel is banned for 42 days.
1.Cargo tracks, essential and emergency transport is allowed
11.Travel within a district is allowed
12.Cargo tracks are only allowed to carry two people
13 Bars, cinemas, and disco remain closed
14. Sporting activities can continue but without spectators
15. Places should have someone in charge to enforce sops
16.Private vehicles should not carry more 3 people
17. Inter district travel also banned for private vehicles
18.Ambulance and security vehicles allowed to move normally
19. Shopping mall, and hardware shops allowed to operate with SOPs and close at 7PM.
20.Salons allowed to operate with SOPs
21. Cargo tracks allowed to cross to neighboring countries
22.Boda bodas are allowed to operate up to 6 PM
23. Curfew time remains at 9PM