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Pictorial: Kampala Returns to Normal Days after Lockdown

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Many traders are attending to buyers without wearing face masks and those who have the masks are not wearing them appropriately. Streets and roads in town are also congested with motorists driving and riding close to each other, some carrying more passengers than permitted.
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Downtown before lockdown
Barely a fortnight after President Yoweri Museveni lifted a 42-day lockdown instituted to control the spread of COVID-19, the situation in the central business district has returned to normalcy, in total disregard of Standard Operating Procedures set by the government.

The government had set standard operating procedures which included wearing masks, not operating on verandas and streets and maintaining a safe physical distance between individuals. But many traders are attending to buyers without wearing face masks and those who have the masks are not wearing them appropriately. Streets and roads in town are also congested with motorists driving and riding close to each other, some carrying more passengers than permitted.

URN visited Kampala’s central business district and now brings you the story in pictures.