President Yoweri Museveni has said he will issue new strategies to contain the spread of coronavirus when he addresses the country next week.
Addressing the NRM virtual delegates conference on Tuesday, the President expressed concern that many people have abandoned the existing government directives, leading to spread of the virus.
“People in Kampala have given up in the fight against Coronavirus. They have relaxed so much and now the virus is advancing very fast in Kampala. When I speak next week, I will give you more details,” he said.
Uganda has now registered an average 60 new COVID-19 cases per day in the last three days, with most cases reported in Kampala.
The President insisted that business is not more important than health.
“Everybody should know that we have no alternative. We shouldn’t be shortsighted to think about jobs, businesses and forget life,” he said.
The Minister of Works and Transport, General Edward Katumba Wamala, on Monday, August 17, 2020, warned that taxis and bodabodas may be closed again after Uganda on Sunday registered 66 new cases, the highest number of corona-virus infections in the country in a single day.
“Fellow Ugandans, it has come to my attention that some taxi operators and motorists are not obeying the COVID19 guidelines in place. With the increasing cases of community transmission, we may be forced to halt public transport,” he said on Twitter.