The President of Republic of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni has reportedly postponed the reopening of schools for final year students for one more month amid increase in coronavirus cases, africa.cgtn has reported.
President Yoweri Museveni said reopening of schools could be dangerous as the country did not have enough kits to test students every two weeks.
He assured that two television sets would be donated to each village to allow learners continue studying at home.
“Two television sets per village equals to 140,000 TV sets in the country,” he said in a televised nation’s address.
However, Public transport operators have been allowed to resume operations, but at half capacity but motorcycle taxis are still not permited to carry passengers but can ferry goods.
Yoweri Museveni stated that Churches, mosques, bars, nightclubs and gyms will remain closed for another 21 days. Shopping malls have been authorized to reopen as long as they ensure their customers observe social distancing.
According to him, the distribution of government-provided face masks will start this June ading that those who already have nose/face mask in their possesion should stay home.
The dusk-to-dawn curfew is still on for another three weeks.
President Museveni said that criminal charges against 4,000 people arrested at the start of the lockdown would be reviewed and those whose cases are petty to be released .
He added that the government will continue with its food distribution programme among the needy.
Uganda recorded its highest number of COVID-19 cases in a single day on Saturday with 84 new cases. On Monday 40 new cases were reportedly recorded bringing the total to 457 as of now.