The only vehicles that will be allowed to move are the trucks delivering cargo and food stuffs, delivery vans, pickups, other essential commodities and vehicles belonging to security organs like the police and the army, ministry of health vehicles, some of the institutional vehicles doing essential work, vehicles for sanitary services like those of the KCCA taking kasasiro among others.
Pioneer Easy Bus in Kampala
President Yoweri Museveni has this evening issued an order suspending
the use of public transport in order to short-circuit the spread of the
highly contagious COVID-19 disease.
the nation at the State Lodge in Nakasero for the fifth time in as many
days, Museveni said, he has been pushed to this position because of the
great danger that public transport poses.
remaining danger number one; public transport, people moving in shared
vehicles, they don’t know one another they just meet in a mini bus, a
taxi or bus. Even boda bodas, although they carry less people they are
close to one another. We have therefore suspended all public vehicles to
minimize movement,” Museveni said.
The vehicles suspended include all taxis, all coasters, minibuses, buses, passenger trains tuku tuku and boda bodas.
only vehicles that will be moving are private vehicles but shouldn’t
carry more than three people including the driver. Even private vehicles
parked with private members shouldn’t be allowed. All functions should
wait until we first get out of this danger,” Museveni said.
only vehicles that will be allowed to move are the trucks delivering
cargo and food stuffs, delivery vans, pickups, other essential
commodities and vehicles belonging to security organs like the police
and the army, ministry of health vehicles, some of the institutional
vehicles doing essential work, vehicles for sanitary services like those
of the KCCA taking kasasiro among others.
Museveni however allowed the boda bodas to continue moving for as long as they are not carrying passengers.
person who went to Kisumu and back to Jinja didn’t walk, he travelled
by fast means. That’s why the government has decided to suspend for 14
days all public transport,” Museveni said.
Museveni has also ordered that all cars belonging to the district must
be parked so that they are used for emergence response to Coronavirus
cases across the country.
they get information about a case there shouldn’t be a question of
there is no vehicle, we are going to struggle to make sure that there is
enough fuel for them,” Museveni said.
measures that the government has taken to stop the spread of coronavirus
include the suspension of all nonfood vendors in the market. This,
according to the president is meant to decongest the markets.
“We said in order to avoid this problem, be maintain four meters? That’s why for now we wouldn’t like to close the market but to carry out some changes. Therefore, the markets should only be selling food stuffs matooke, sweet potatoes, cassava, rice, bean, cowpeas, groundnuts etc,” Museveni said.
Museveni also ordered for the closure of nonessential government offices. He said each ministry should work out a plan of the essential staff that need to remain on duty and others should stay home.
“Uganda Revenue Authority must remain on duty because our goods are still coming into Uganda, somebody needs to clear those goods. We also need to collect those taxes. They will sit down and see how many people are needed maybe in rotation,” Museveni said.
Today the ministry of health announced that it had recorder five new coronavirus cases including an eight month old baby. This bring to 14 the number of people with coronavirus in Uganda.