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How Police Will Enforce the New Covid-19 Guidelines

posted onJune 9, 2021
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Police issued a statement clarifying the guidelines that were rolled out by President Museveni this past Sunday to help the country counter the latest wave of the coronavirus.

The guidelines, which will last 42 days, will put Uganda under partial lockdown.

According to the police spokesman Fred Enanga, the operations to ensure that these guidelines are observed will be carried out by units composed of different security agencies.

Below are all the guidelines as issued by police to territorial police commanders:

On travels:

They are to ensure that all public transport between and across districts are suspended for 42 days effective 10/06/2021, except for Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso districts.

All bodabodas to transport one passenger or goods until 6pm.

All cargo trucks should have a maximum of two people. Any excess persons will be forced to disembark and the driver fined heavily.

All private vehicles should have a maximum of 3 people including the driver. Any excess persons will attract a fine. Those crossing to the neighbouring country should in addition have proof of COVID certificate.

Public transport intra-district will be allowed.

All districts to monitor movement through the use of CCTV and local scouts. Ambulance and security vehicles to operate normally.

Businesses

We are going to ensure all salons, lodges, garages, shopping arcades, hardware shops, supermarkets; taxi parks are observing very strict SOPs.

Others include factories, construction sites etc. Weekly food markets and monthly cattle auction markets are suspended for 42 days.

Food markets to continue operating with strict SOPs.

Only pharmacies to work till curfew time. Businesses that close by 7pm.

Schools All schools are closed for the next 42 days. The district COVID-19 task force to ensure all teachers are as a MUST vaccinated to return to teaching.

Agricultural farming to continue unhindered. All sporting events. The organisers to work with the district COVID-19 task force to ensure SOP compliance.

On gathering

All gatherings at communal places of worship, conferences etc are suspended for 42days. Marriage ceremonies and parties to be strictly allowed with up to 20 people.

All house parties banned.

Funerals and vigils to have up to 20 people.

All public places to maintain social distance and proper hygiene.

All workplaces to maintain at least 30% employees.

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