• June 18, 2021
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Lock Down Plan: Government Officials, Staff Banned From Using Public Transport Over Covid-19 Surge

Lock Down Plan: Government Officials, Staff Banned From Using Public Transport Over Covid-19 Surge

 

The government has directed all its officials and other staff not to use public transport means for fear of contracting or spreading the deadly Coronavirus.

In a memo dated June,17, 2021 to commissioners, Executive Directors, Directors and all staff the worsening Covid situation has necessitated a ban on the use of public transport including taxis, train and boda bodas.

“According to current information, the pandemic situation in the country is worsening and hence the need for increased vigilance. Further to the earlier guidance on the management of the pandemic, all staff who use public transport should stay at home,” the memo reads in part.

“Senior officers who have been permitted to drive government vehicles should drive themselves and allow their drivers to stay at home.”

According to the memo, where a senior officer can work from home, heads of the department are encouraged to allow the same and only come to the office in case their physical presence is required.

“You are required to strictly observe the guidance in order to protect staff, family members and communities. The implementation of these guidelines is effective June, 18,2021 until the expiry of the 42 days as directed by the president.”

The development comes at a time when the number of new Coronavirus infections in the country continues go up.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Health reported 1584 new Covid cases and 34 deaths from tests done on June, 15, 2020.

In less than a month, Uganda has recorded 13254 Covid cases and a total of 149 people have succumbed to the deadly virus.

Uganda has now recorded 67215 infections and 542 deaths since the first case was reported in March 2020.

President Museveni will later today address the nation on the Covid situation but many have since concluded that he will announce a total lockdown as the last resort to containing the situation which seems to have gone out of hand.

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