KCCA closes Kalerwe Market, section of Nakawa

Saturday April 4 2020

An aerial view of

An aerial view of Kalerwe Market. KCCA photo  

By Monitor Reporter

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) on Saturday closed Kalerwe Market and a section of Nakawa Market due to poor public health practices amid the global breakout of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We have closed operations of Kalerwe Market and a section of Nakawa Market due to poor public health practices and untidiness following weeks of back to back engagements without good results,” a Saturday tweet by KCCA reads. “We will work with them to improve before reopening.”
In Mbale town, the task force on COVID-19 has closed the fish and meat section of the Mbale Central Market over non-adherence to the health official’s guidelines to curb the coronavirus pandemic
President Museveni on Monday ordered a two-week nationwide lockdown in a bid to combat further spread of the deadly Coronavirus.
The President said that because some people had misused the earlier measures citing 'indiscipline and inconsideration', stringent measures had to be taken to prevent further spread of the virus.
This was Mr Museveni's sixth address to the nation in a space of just two weeks.
"If people were not behaving carelessly, we wouldn't have spread the virus. Since we are not sure, we should not take risks," Mr Museveni said.
Mr Museveni exempted established food markets in Kampala and other towns remain from being closed as long as sellers and buyers were apart by four metres.
"We have decided to take additional measures. I would have given the public time to adjust. But they may transfer the sickness we are trying to prevent. They may think they are running away from danger when they are taking death to our people in the villages," he said.
"We have decided to take additional measures. I would have given the public time to adjust. But they may transfer the sickness we are trying to prevent. They may think they are running away from danger when they are taking death to our people in the villages," he said.
Mr Museveni exempted established food markets in Kampala and other towns remain from being closed as long as a 4 metres distance between sellers and buyers requirement was observed.
The measures
1. Prohibit all movement including private cars, which had earlier been an exception.
2. Suspended shopping malls , arcades starting on April 1.
3. Non food stores closed
4. Supermarkets remain open restricting number of people who enter at a time. Order things online.
5. Established food markets in Kampala and other towns remain open but observe 4metres distance between sellers and buyers
6. Factories make temporary camps for workers
7. Lodges, salons closed
8. Have workers at the farms
9. Essential services like medical, door to door deliveries, security, banks,garbage collectors, cleaning services, fire brigade, water, electricity, URA, UNRA, funeral services
10.Cargo only allowed crew and lorries restricted to only three persons
11.Prohibited gathering of more than five people
12. Curfew starting March 31
13. Government vehicles parked except for security
14. To set up a find with UDB
15. To discuss with banks, electricity and water over bills
16. Government workers stay home except security, health workers
17. Visitors to barracks suspended
18. Government to give food to needy
19. Directed police to arrest politicians who will be found distributing food. To be charged with attempted murder

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