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President Museveni And Covid-19 Task Force Conflict On Lockdown

President Museveni And Covid-19 Task Force Conflict On Lockdown

As of yesterday, President Museveni and the Covid-19 task force met to debate on whether a second lockdown should be put in place or not.

The Covid-19 task force is made up of professional scientists, representatives from government agencies, the Ministry of Health, Trade, Finance, Tourism, and Public Service among others.

Among other things, the task force briefed the president about the ongoing mass vaccination around the country. They also added the current pandemic status.

Members of the task force insisted that the new variants are stronger and are affecting everyone really quick. They warned that there will be very limited options once the new variants spread because they didn’t impose another lockdown.

More to that, they highlighted the fact that Ugandans naturally have no capacity to observe the SOPs when no one is looking. Therefore, there is only one language that they will respond to and that will be another total lockdown.

‘’Even the police cannot do much, they are the same people who will be giving cover to those breaking the SOPs,’’ a member of the task force said.

On his part, Museveni insisted that there should be other ways to save the people other than locking them down. He did not fail to mention the fact that economies both locally and internationally are suffering. He said that people had just started recovering from the effects of the previous lockdown.

A source claimed that the president dismissed all intentions to impose another lockdown. He said it would be harsh for the people.

This will be especially to the people who had just got jobs and businesses up and running just after they had lost them.

Museveni said there is no way he is going in the direction of a lockdown. He, however, tasked them to come up with newer ways to save the people.

On one of the solutions, the task force said it would be better to restrict public transport and congested business in downtown Kampala.

They also said that there is no need to continue with day schooling. On top of those who haven’t reported staying home. The task force gave the president to make a decision on a number of other issues.

These issues include bars, schools, restaurants, and games facilities before he could speak to the nation on Sunday.

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