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Coronavirus: Museveni Bans Public Transport

President Museveni has on Wednesday announced that no public means of transport will be allowed to operate for a period of 14 days. These include; taxis, bodas bodas, tuk tuks and buses.

President’s directive comes after the Ministry of Health confirmed that the number of coronavirus patients in Uganda had risen to 14, with cases coming from different parts of the country including; Adjumani, Iganga and Zombo.

The President said only private cars would be allowed to move, but those he said should not be more than three.

Lorries transporting cargo, ambulances and police cars will also be allowed to move.

The President also directed people selling non-food items to go home.

“We think that by removing the non-food items and traders from the market will reduce the numbers. Once we deal with public transport and the markets to some extent. The other area of human interest are the offices.”