Private vehicles hit the roads in Uganda

By: Martin Manyiel Wugol in Kampala.

Private vehicles hit the road again as the Ugandan government slowly ease the lockdown in the Country. The vehicles are directed to operate under serious restrictions and to carry only three people and all wearing facemasks.

The Ugandan government under the advice of health experts has allowed some of the essential businesses to continue such as agriculture, food stores and hospitals.

Speaking to Juba Monitor on phone, a South Sudanese residence of Kabagalaga, Daniel Mawa said life was not easy but with opening up of private vehicles back to business things would be better.

However, he said the closure of the transports saved more lives from the deadly coronavirus disease.

Mawa said the increasing rate of infections in South Sudan was worrying and urged all South Sudanese to observe the coronavirus preventive measures.

According to Ugandan government lockdown easing is to allow all private vehicles to operate except those in districts bordering the international borders.

Uganda has registered 222 cases of coronavirus, 69 have fully recovered and discharged and zero death case.

82.271 samples have been tested in Uganda putting the country at safe side in fight against the disease by correct use of social distancing and more vital part of it was the respect of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) issued in an effort to fight level of infections in the community.

However, public transport in Uganda still remains closed countrywide.

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