President Yoweri Museveni has allowed public transport vehicles start operation in the country with exception of 40 districts that are near the border.
Museveni said this while addressing the nation in a televised address on Monday evening.
“With effect from Thursday 4th of June, we have allowed public vehicles including buses and taxis to operate provided they carry 50% of the licensed passengers,” the President said.
He however cautioned that every passenger on board should have a sanitizer as a means to prevent the spread of the Covid 19.
Museveni directed that all passengers getting on a public service car should be sanitized by the conductor.
This comes after over 65 days since the President ordered that Public transport be stopped until further notice.
In his address on March 25th, the president further directed that bodabodas stop carrying passengers and be limited to making deliveries.
As the President opened public transport on Monday evening, he maintained that bodabodas remain limited to making deliveries as opposed to carrying passengers.
He said bodabodas were already a problem in the past for overcrowding the city and that they would be a bigger problem in this covid 19 crisis.