#Covid-19: Museveni okays candidates/finalists to resume classes

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President Yoweri Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has announced that candidate/finalist classes are to resume studies starting on October 18.

The number of candidates/finalists is 1.2 million

We have decided to reopen schools for candidate classes for S4, S6, finalists in tertiary institutions and finalists in Universities on October 15, 2020,” Mr Museveni said in a televised address.

Museveni said deliberations reached at indicate that it is safer to have candidate/finalists classes as they will be spread across the vast space previously occupied by other classes.

Museveni further allowed the opening of both International Airport and land boards for tourists who will in turn after landing, post their negative results and then be driven to their next destination.

“Returning Ugandans, who have negative PCR results, will be allowed to go home. The Ministry of Health will only get their addresses for follow up. Restrictions on movements on border districts are hereby lifted. Curfew, from 9pm to 6am, will be maintained; but for the boda bodas, their movements must always end at 6pm,” he said.

Museveni further allowed places of worship to reopen but strictly for 70 worshipers with no Sunday school for children. Museveni further directed that there shouldn’t be night prayers.

The president maintained that curfew hours will remain 9pm-5.30 am while for Boda-boda riders  their operating at from 5.30 am to 6pm.

He also allowed air activities of sports to re-open provided there are no spectators and the players are tested for #Covid-19, 72 hours before.  He said the tests will expire in 14 days meaning the players will have to repeat the test every fortnight. He banned indoor sports activities.

For bars, Museveni advised drunkards to drink from their sitting room  ” Bars are not known for sobriety, drink from home and sleep in your sitting room”

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Source – Eagle Online

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