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LOCKDOWN: Jubilation at MUK as students celebrate the closure of Universities

LOCKDOWN: Jubilation at MUK as students celebrate the closure of Universities

A section of Makerere University Students are jubilating over the new lockdown which saw schools and institutions suspended for 42 days.

A video that Boom.ug has cited shows a group of students running around a hostel shouting on top of their voices thanking President Yoweri Museveni Kaguta for the lockdown. 

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President Yoweri Museveni has ordered for a second lockdown following an Increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the country. 

The president has made the following orders. 

-Communal prayers in mosques and churches have also been suspended for 42 days. The president has encouraged online prayers. 

-Public and cultural gatherings are suspended for fourty two (42) days.

-Travel from category A countries which only Include India at the moment remain suspended except for Ugandans. 

-Marriage ceremonies, parties and all social gatherings are only allowed to take place with a maximum of twenty (20) people. Burials and vigils are also allowed to be attended by a maximum of 20 people. 

-House parties, bars, discos, cinema, concerts also remain closed.

-Weekly markets are suspended for 42 days throughout the country. 

-All public transport between and across districts are suspended for 42 days effective 10th June. 

-All interdistrict travels have been banned except for Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono for 42 days. Only cargo tracks will remain traveling across districts but will only be allowed to carry two people. 

-Public transport within the same district is allowed. Within Kampala public transport will continue. 

-Sports of all kinds will continue operating however with no spectators. 

-Companies and organizations allowed letting in only 30{a6adf960b9dc55bb3e49ff07c82daa20469ae533cf096e1b9d27878361bb9db5} of their employees to work. Others should be sent back home.

-Private vehicles shall remain working but with only 3 people and within one district. 

-Shopping arcades, hardware shops, and factories shall operate until 7pm. 

-Full markets shall continue operating. 

-Saloons, lodges without bars and garages to operate up to 6pm.

-Boda bodas allowed operating but carrying only one person up to 6pm. 

President said that anyone caught not following Standard Operating procedures (SOPs) put by the ministry of Health which include Wearing of Masks, social distancing, washing of hands, sanitizing, observing curfew guidelines among others shall be fined. Anyone caught violating the guidelines shall be forced to pay an amount of money to the bank instead of being sent to prison as it has been.