Museveni closes borders, bans international flights

President Yoweri Museveni on Saturday evening addressed the nation for the second time in four days over coronavirus outbreak. PPU PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • Mr Museveni, to put these new measures into force, called upon the Local Council One leaders in the border areas to work with security personnel to enforce the new orders.

  • Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo are Ugandan neighbours that are already battling the Covid-19 cases.

President Museveni on Saturday evenning ordered the closure of all Ugandan borders for both exits and entries starting midday on Sunday.
The president who said the new measures are being put in place because of the indiscipline of the travellers who have abused the quarantine in Entebbe, has also closed the Entebbe International Airport to international passenger flights starting Sunday midnight.

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