Uganda paves way for coronavirus lockdown relaxation

Uganda has started to relax one of Africa’s strictest anti-coronavirus lockdowns.

President Yoweri Museveni declared the infection “tamed” and said that the country is better equipped to trace and detect new infections faster.

President Yoweri Museveni said, “We have somehow tamed the virus…It is high time we … start slowly and carefully to open up, but without undoing our achievements.”

In wake of the coronavirus lockdown, Uganda has earlier shuttered all except absolutely essential businesses, dusk-to-dawn curfews, and bans on both private and public transport vehicles.

In wake of the systematic relaxation, businesses including hardware shops, restaurants, wholesale stores and others will now be allowed to reopen. The relaxation is not applied to public transport or private vehicles, thus forcing the workers for reopened businesses to commute either by bicycle or on foot.

President Yoweri Museveni said that education institutions and international borders were to remain shut.

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