Museveni bans public transport for 14 days in Uganda

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has suspended the use of public transport to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

The directive which takes effect immediately will last for 14 days and will affect taxis, buses, passenger trains, tricycles and boda bodas.

“All public means of transport have been suspended for 14 days. This includes taxis, buses, passenger trains, tricycles and boda bodas,” said Museveni.

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Only private vehicles will be allowed on road but they will also be restricted to carrying three people.

Museveni issued the directive, in a national address, where he announced confirmation of five new coronavirus cases bringing the total to 14.

The Ugandan president further directed that all markets trading in non-food items like electronics and clothing be closed

“For now, the markets should only be for selling foodstuffs like matooke, nuts, rice, fish, etc,” he said.

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