RDCS ordered to form Operational groups as lockdown is extended.
By Leonard Kamugisha AKIDA
Government of Uganda has extended the corona virus quarantine lockdown and night curfews to another 21 days after the 14days expired today.
According to the President, the set measures have helped in countering the spread of corona virus thus extending the lockdown to three more weeks. He however noted that there’s still threats on the spread of the virus in the country. “Given our achievement in this fight, government has decided to keep the stay at home for another 21 days starting tomorrow Wednesday April15th,2020.” Museveni ordered.
President Museveni was addressing the nation on corona virus updates today at State House Nakaseero. He further said the quarantine 35 measures in place shall also stay in the 21days extensions with the exception of bicycles which he allowed to keep on working till 7pm.
Meanwhile, there has been a public out cry on unreachable Residential District Commissioners for the public to seek for permission to use private vehicles among others.
However, in order to curb down the situation, President Museveni appealed to RDCs to form operational groups at the district levels to attend to public calls and give them mandates to give permissions.
Furthermore, he applauded the market vendors for abiding to the presidential directives on corona virus.
Museveni said that he’s ordered the minister of health Dr Jane Ruth Acheng to procure treated bed nets and supply them to the vendors in the markets.
“I have talked to minister Acheng to supply treated mosquito nets to these women’s sleeping in markets. They shall also fumigate the bushes in the areas near the markets,” Museveni said.
On the issue of government food supply, President Museveni gave a clarion that free food is mainly for the urban groups depending on daily incomes and have not grown personal food.
These includes among others;operators in salons, garages, bars, night clubs who were affected by the government Anti-Corona measures.