However, the president said that private cars are only allowed to carry three people including the driver while public transport vehicles are authorized to carry only 50 per cent of their capacity. He told the country in an address this evening that the decline in COVID-19 positive cases and deaths necessitates relaxing some of the restrictions.
The 42-day lockdown which was instituted by President Yoweri Museveni on June 18, 2021, ends today. At the time the lockdown was announced, COVID-19 infections and death rates had overwhelmed health facilities across the country. As a result, schools were once again closed, together with other congregational areas like Churches and shopping centres.