By; Rachael Najjuma
20th May 2020
President Museveni’s reconsideration of the extended period of the lock-down he had announced on Monday for less than a week has excited most people saying they are now ready to resume work.
In a mini national address from state house Nakasero last evening Museveni changed from the first two period lockdown that was put, on June 2nd to May 26th, 2020, when private cars will resume with strictly three occupants inside, hotels and other shops except arcades.
Anyone coming back to the road and in operation has to wear a face mask recommended by the ministry of health and unlike the earlier directive, Museveni said who ever can buy it will be allowed to do so to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
Public transport will be relaxed on June 4th, buses and taxis will be carrying half of the usual capacity of passengers to observe social distancing, but it will be strict to areas not near the boarder points meaning it will only apply to 95 districts out of 135 districts that make up Uganda.
The ministry of education was further reminded to work out a plan for the candidate’s classes and finalists at a higher level of education to resume studies after June 4th 2020.
Some of the 42 boarder districts that will not have transport means include; Kalangala, Buvuma, Kabale, Isingiro, Busia, Tororo, Ntungamo, Ntoroko, Bulisa, Zombo, Koboko, Lamwo, Kabongo and Moroto.