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Public And Private Transport Banned For 42 Days, Presidential Address

Public And Private Transport Banned For 42 Days, Presidential Address

President Museveni has put a total ban on all public and private transport for the next 42days. This according to him is in order to tackle the spread of coronavirus that is currently ravaging the country.

He said these 42 days are starting today excluding the ones already given on 6th June 2021. The query of the president was that much as inter-district movement was stopped, taxis continued to make moves of the same. Therefore in his view, to stop this, is to completely do away with transport for 42 days.

“All cross-boundary district and intra-district movement of public transport, and by private vehicles, or boda-bodas is hereby suspended for 42 days starting today at 10pm. No movement of public and private vehicles.”

The president further says, public and Private transport is only expected to transport the sick. However, this will be at the expense of the one being transported. For the case of boda bodas, they are only expected to carry cargo and work up to exactly 5:00pm.

Cars expected to move

The only cars expected to move are those of essential workers as defined last year in the first directives. These include, health workers, media personnel, banners and government officials.

“Among the Essential Health workers include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, veterinary doctors, and other essential health staff. Details of other essential sectors will be worked out by Rt. Hon. PM & her team. Essential workers will be given specific identification” Museveni says.

Cargo drivers on the other hand have been allowed to move throughout day and night. However, only two people are allowed in the car including the driver.

This move clearly means some people have no work because they can’t reach their work places anymore. We are not sure whether this time round, there is a plan to feed people like last year.

Though he has directed the prime minister to sketch for vulnerable families in need.

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