President Museveni has suspended public transport for a period of 14 days in the wake of 14 coronavirus cases in the country.
Addressing the nation on Wednesday night, Museveni said that since Uganda has started registering more confirmed cases, additional measures need to be implemented in order to avoid the spread of the virus.
He then suspended all public means of transport for two weeks.
“The only thing that has been puzzling us was the public transport therefore I have decided to suspend taxis, buses and boda bodas for 14 days.”
This includes taxis, buses, costs, passenger trains, tricycles and boda bodas.
He says only private means will be allowed. Private cars will only be allowed to carry not more than three people.
The other private vehicles that will be allowed are trucks/lorries carrying food.
“Even boda boda’s can be used to carry food. We are trying to target human beings. Passengers will only move in private cars,” he noted.
Museveni said ambulances, vehicles of security forces; army and police, some of the government vehicles doing essential work, garbage trucks will be allowed to move.
He said these are the additional measures we have decided to undertake to help people postpone using unsafe journeys.