End of the 42-day lockdown: Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni announced numerous COVID-19 easing for the East African state on Friday evening, July 30th, 2021.
In an eagerly awaited speech, Uganda’s president announced corona easing. After 42 days of tough lockdown, it is now time for a gradual easing of measures in Uganda. The decisive factor for the loosening that has now been decided is the positive development with regard to new corona infections. At the time the lockdown was decided in mid-June, Uganda was recording over 1,700 corona cases daily. The infection process has now relaxed significantly, because the East African state currently only records around 70 new infections every day.
Corona easing in Uganda: What is now allowed again?
Numerous relaxations affect the areas of transport and trade. Because, understandably, the economy and tourism should be stimulated again. Boda Bodas are again allowed to carry passengers, but only one passenger. Private vehicles are also allowed to move freely in the country again, but only with a maximum of three people per vehicle. Public transport can operate again, but only half of the available spaces may be occupied.
Shopping malls, shopping centers and saloons are allowed to reopen.
Corona restrictions in Uganda: what remains closed?
Schools, fitness studios, casinos and places of worship remain closed. The same applies to bars and clubs. Funerals and weddings are allowed, but the number of participants is limited to 20 people.