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Uganda enters no- movement Covid-19 lockdown that will last for 42 days

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered new lockdown restrictions as cases of covid-19 continue to rise in the East African nation, local media reports.

The measures are to begin by 10 pm local time on 18 June.

In a televised speech broadcast on Friday night, Museveni announced that all private and public transport in the country are banned for the next 42 days.

The exception are essential services and goods that need to move from place to place.

The current restrictions resembles the one of March last year when the entire country went into full lockdown.

Museveni says the measures are needed to counter the current community transmission and reduce the work hospitals and clinics are doing to manage patients.

health worker in Uganda receiving vaccine for Covid-19

Entebbe International airport and other land borders will remain opened to tourists and those returning, but authorities not allow people who have the virus or the variant to enter the country.

All work that the government considers to be non-essential, like schools, places of worship, and sports events will be suspended for 42 days.

Business centers and trading areas will closed down and shop owners can sleep in their shoip if they want.

In the last twelve days alone, the country recorded 15,800 cases and 190 deaths.

Just 6.6% of the 869,000 people who have received a vaccine injection are full vaccinated.


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