Tomorrow 30th July 2021, the president of the Republic of Uganda is set to address the nation on covid-19 updates. This speech will come after the end of the 42 day instituted lockdown which is ending today.
Many Ugandans are hopeful that the president’s speech will yield something as far as lifting of the lockdown is concerned. This has been based on the fact that reported covid-19 cases have reduced in numbers though the death cases are still high.
A few weeks ago, Prime Minister Hon Nabbanja Robinah launched the distribution of covid-19 relief funds to Ugandans who city in cities and municipalities whose businesses were affected by the lockdown.
With just a few hours to the President’s address, there is a lot of anxiety among city dwellers, with some proposing that the lockdown be lifted to enable them to return to work and salvage their collapsing businesses.
Earlier this week, the Covid-19 taskforce team for Kampala met and proposed stringent guidelines, which all those operating in the city must follow when the lockdown is lifted.
It was resolved that for the city Centre to be opened, business owners and landlords must first commit to enforcing the standard operating procedures (SOPs).
This site also learned that the operations of KCCA’s law enforcement officers in the city be reinforced with police officers who will ensure the compulsory wearing of face masks, social distancing, and compulsory washing of hands for all those entering arcades. While other enforcement officers, our source said, will be deployed on the roads to ensure that all taxi operators adhere to the SOPs.