S. Sudanese in Uganda urged to stop unnecessary movement

By Martin Manyiel Wugol

A senior official at South Sudanese embassy in Uganda has advised all South Sudanese nationals living in Uganda to stop unnecessary movement and observe the travel ban over covid-19.

David Amuor Majur said all South Sudanese living in Uganda must avoid travel so as not to be affected by COVID-19.

“You should avoid public places such as bars and football hall, it is not good at the movement therefore all the citizens are strongly advised to stay away from all the mentioned public places to avoid facing the law from security agencies and possibly protecting yourself from getting Covid-19,” he said.

Anthony Angelo Kumbonyeki, Chairperson of SPLM Uganda Chapter appealed to South Sudanese to abide by the temporarily closure of the borders and all the entry points by the Ugandan government.

He said they should follow the guidelines issued by Uganda’s Ministry of Health, adding that safety of the people is essential compared to freedom of movement.

“All South Sudanese nationals living in Uganda both in the city and refugee camps must observe the rules and regulations issued by Ugandan government,” Angelo said.

According to Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in his second address to the nation when Uganda confirmed her first case of COVID-19 on Saturday, he called on school children to stay at home.

“We brought you from school to save you, do not start loitering in towns and exposing yourselves to dangers which we were initially avoiding. We did not get you from school to deliver you to a wrong address but be at home and it must be obeyed,” he said.

President Museveni said they were considering using schools for quarantine due to complains over expenses of accommodating people in the hotels.

 “We are looking at possibility of using schools (since they are now not operational) as quarantine points so that people don’t spend so much on hotels accommodations,” he said.

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