President Museveni totally suspends transport for 42 days

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda

KAMPALA– President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has ordered for total suspension of transport for the next 42 days as COVID-19 cases continue rising in the country.

Museveni says the decision follows failure by some Ugandans to adhere to the previous directives on the ban of inter-district movement.

President Museveni adds that it has been observed that Taxis and Boda-Bodas drop passengers at district boundaries to be taken over by their colleagues waiting across the district boundaries.

“No movement of public transport; car, boda boda and private vehicles for 42 days” says President Museveni.

Museveni noted that “Starting at 10 PM today, I am revising and updating all the directives I issued on 6th June 2021”.

According to him, Coronavirus cases have increased by 17 folds since the outbreak was confirmed in March last year.

The government according to Museveni targets to reduce new cases citing that the country should reach a situation where out of 100 people tested, only 5 are positive for COVID-19.