Uganda postpones reopening of schools as cases rise

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has postponed the reopening of school for final year students to one more month.

He said reopening schools was risky as the country did not have enough kits to test learners every two weeks.

President Museveni said each village would be given a television set to allow learners to continue studying through televised lessons.

“Two television sets per village equals to 140,000 TV sets in the country,” he said in a televised address.

Public transport has been allowed to resume but at half capacity. Motorcycle taxis are still not permitted to carry passengers but can ferry good.

Churches, mosques, bars, nightclubs and gyms will remain closed for another 21 days. Shopping centres have permitted to reopen as long as they ensure their customers observe social distancing

Uganda has recorded its highest number of cases in a single day on Saturday with 84 new cases. 40 new cases were recorded on Monday bringing the total to 457.

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