Uganda imposes 42-day lockdown
Published: 03:34 PM, 20 June 2021
Ugandan police hit vendors who refused to clear the streets; Photo: BBC
Uganda, an East African country, has announced a 42-day lockdown due to a sharp rise in coronavirus infections.
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni announced the lockdown in a speech on Friday, reports BBC.
The country’s health department said 1,574 people were detected with the coronavirus in the country on Friday. Besides, 42 people died due to Covid-19 at that time.
In his address to the nation, President Museveni said the people of Uganda had “violated previous intercity travel bans”. Community-based health workers in each village will now record information about families and their health in the village.
Museveni added that all intercity public and private transport would be closed for 42 days. So the countrymen have to wait till July 30 to return to normal life.