Uganda: places of worship open, schools remain closed

The Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has maintained the closure of schools and announced the opening of the places of worship with strict adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to avoid further spread of coronavirus.

Places of worship can now open under strict guidelines like; limiting the number to 200 people and adhering to all other SOPs in place,” he said.

The president also allowed for the increase in the number of people attending weddings and other social events to 200, while casinos, gaming, betting shops, and gyms were allowed to operate during the day and close by 6pm.

Mr Museveni, however, kept other sectors closed, arguing that the number of people already vaccinated is still too low and therefore cannot risk reopening them.

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So far, out of the targeted 550,000 teachers, 269,945 have already received the 1st dose of vaccination while 96,653 have received the second dose. 

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