As the cabinet is on the verge of resolving more stringent precautionary measures to contain further community to community infections enshrined in the Health Ministry report, we have been tipped that Museveni is to direct the total closure of Kampala.
A source party to the meeting says the president had a heated debate with Trade Minister, Amelia Kyambadde as she pleaded with him not to close people’s business as this would affect the revenue collections. In the same meeting, it is said that Minister for transport and works, Gen. Katumba Wamala proposed the suspension of public transport within Kampala. “Katumba wants Boda and taxis off the streets of Kampala. He blames the community infections on the complacency of the public transport users,” reveals the source. A final address on the cabinet resolutions awaits but chances are high that Kampala may return to a total lockdown according to the reliable reports we are receiving.
Meanwhile, in Amuru prison where 150 cases were registered in the congested cells, authorities have resolved to totally close the facility and transfer the inmates to Gulu prison for proper management. Families of prison warders have been placed under quarantine.
“We agreed to shut down the prison for a period of 28 days to allow us spray the entire facility so that it can be used again,” said Covid-19 district task force chairperson who is also the Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Osborn Geoffrey Oceng.
Already, a joint surveillance team from the Ministry of Health and Infectious Disease Institute have been dispatched in Amuru town council to carryout risk assessment and contact tracing.
“Health officials are already on the ground, there is no cause for alarm since the positive cases were confirmed in a confined place”, said LCV Chairperson Mr Michael Lakony.