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Cabinet has advised President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday to shutdown public transport and introduce other new measures in a bid to contain the spread of Coronavirus.
Museveni held a meeting with his ministers on Wednesday afternoon to deliberate on the way forward amidst increasing cases of COVID-19.
It was announced today that Uganda now has 14 confirmed cases of the virus.
According to Cabinet sources, the meeting resolved that public transport should be shut since cases have registered from across parts of the country.
The latest cases announced on Wednesday by the Health Ministry came from as far as West Nile, over 400 kilometers from Entebbe International Airport.
President Museveni had contemplated in the previous addresses on closing down public transport when the situation gets bad.
Meanwhile the president was advised to close markets and for only food sections to remain functioning.
Meanwhile the weekly Cabinet meeting has been greatly downsized to only be accommodating ministers with matters on the order paper (order of business).
“We shall not all be going to Cabinet. Only those with items on the order paper will be attending on alternating basis,” a source said.
Ministries, government departments and agencies are going to be given orders to only allow few critical staffs to report for daily duty at their offices.
The president’s address is at 8PM Wednesday.