Museveni orders closure of schools, suspends religious gatherings over coronavirus

President Museveni. PPU PHOTO

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  • Public rallies and cultural meetings have also been suspended.
  • Weddings that attract large groups of people have been suspended for 32 days.

President Museveni has ordered for the closure of schools and suspended religious gatherings across the country in attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Although there has not been any confirmed case of coronavirus as of today (March 18), Mr Museveni said all primary and secondary schools, university and other institutions of learning would be closed starting Friday, March 20, 2020 for one month.
“It is wise that we temporary remove these concentration points to prevent the spread of coronavirus. All these institutions, without exception should close so that we deny this virus high concentration. We don’t want the virus to find dry grass ready for ignition,” Mr Museveni said.
According to Mr Museveni, religious gatherings would also be suspended for one month with immediate effect.
“In the interest of our health, this should be suspended for a month with immediate effect,” he said.

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