President Museveni, in his address to the nation had laid down a number of guidelines that the public will have to follow to ensure the lockdown is lifted.
He insists this will only be effective in the next 14 days when government has given out free face mask to all Ugandans ranging from 6 years and above.
“The mast will be used alongside the other guidelines but for now he said,
1. Shops selling general merchandize will open provided they are not in the shopping malls, shopping arcades and food markets.
2. The heroic market women that have slept in the work places for all these days, will be allowed to go home and come back to work daily if they want to.
3. Boda bodas won’t carry passengers yet. They should continue to carry cargo as they have been doing during the time of the lock-down.
4. Public transport will resume but with strict regulations. Mini-buses, buses, taxis, tuku-tukus can operate provided they carry only a half of their normal capacity. Public transport won’t operate in border districts for another 21 days.
5. Bars, night-clubs, gyms, saunas, swimming pools and hair-salons, will stay closed for another 21 days since they cannot easily observe the rules of social distancing
6. The International borders of Uganda and the airport will remain closed so that we do not import additional cases from outside.
7. Education institutions to open for finalized to be able to continue with thei education but only finalist’s /candidate classes. He ruled out the possibility of seating for first term exams
8. Curfew from 1900hours (Saa moja ya usiku) until 0630 hours (Saa kuminambiri na nusu za usiku), remains in place for another 21 days.
9. Food restaurants can open as long as the clients observe social-distancing and there is no air-conditioning which spreads the virus.
10. People with private cars will be allowed to drive as long as the car does not carry more than 3 people, including the driver.
11. All the other restrictions will remain in place for 21 days.