Museveni closes airports, borders

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President Museveni has closed Entebbe airport to passenger planes and borders to prevent people from entering or leaving the country.

Addressing the nation on Saturday, President Museveni said only three cargo crew will be allowed in the country.

Those entering the country in buses, boda bodas or bicycles or even on foot are banned effective March 22.

“No passenger plane will be allowed to enter Uganda. We will not take in any more incoming passengers,” the president emphasised.

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“No person will be allowed to enter Uganda either by air, land or water.”

He said planes on account of emergency for example UN planes will be agreed on.

“No pedestrian or person using bicycle, boda boda, or vehicles will be allowed to enter Uganda by land or water except for cargo vehicle drivers and accompanying crew members not exceeding three,” the president’s statement said.

“Starting 12:00 pm March 22, 2020, no passenger planes or human movement is allowed to enter or leave the country.”

Now that the COVID-19 has blocked products from coming into Uganda, Museveni said Ugandans are going to make them here.

The government will work out a package to actualise that, he noted.

Health minister Dr Jane Aceng said the people in quarantine are not necessarily sick.

“Please do not stigmatise them. Quarantining is simply a protective measure to make sure that COVID-19 does not spread to those already in the country,” she urged.

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