Scores walk to work, others trek to villages as new lockdown measures take course


NEWS– Just a day after President Museveni announced a set of new restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19, scores of people took to the roads to walk to their places of work. 

In Kampala, Police had set up roadblocks and many people who did not have proof that they were entering the Central Business District for valid reasons were turned back. 

In Kasese, the lockdown has resulted in some people returning to their homes in the villages escaping what could be worse living situation in the town.

Masereka Joel who was trekking towards Bwera told our reporter that it’s high time he thought of going early to the village since he is nolonger employed given the fact that his place of work was interrupted by the lockdown restrictions.

Masereka who manages a bar he didn’t mention fears that he might be lured to open in an acceptable manner that might land him in prison.

Ssebamala Muzafaru a city businessman operating in Kikuubo which the president also placed under lock says he was only left with no option but to walk to Mukono.

On Friday, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ordered a total suspension on transport both private and public for the next 42 days. In the same carrier, he ordered for the closure of places of worship, Schools, bars and places that gather people in continued effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19.