On Monday evening, Health minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng announced the opening of gyms, massage parlors, casinos and gaming centers effective Saturday 14 November 2020.
Additionally, they have increased the number of people attending political rallies, processions, weddings, meetings from 70 to not more than 200 people.
This must be accompanied by strict physical distancing of 2 meters, hand hygiene and wearing a face mask when in public.
This decision was made following considerable compliance of the SOPs in most schools and places of worship, and from the ongoing epidemiological assessments of the outbreak.
“We have not seen a concomitant increase of transmission related to this,” said Aceng.
Considering the phase of the epidemic Uganda is in, with rising cases and deaths in urban areas, suspension on bars and discotheques will continue.
The Ministry of Health will re-evaluate these activities in due course.
In the interim, the owners are advised to explore other businesses like restaurants attached to their premises, which are safer.
“I would like to appeal to the general population to adhere to the preventive measures instituted by H.E the President and the Standard Operating Procedures issued by the Ministry of Health in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Uganda.”
She said curfew and other areas not mentioned remain as is.