President Museveni has announced an extension of the national lockdown for a period of three more weeks.
“Government has decided to keep the stay home decision for another 21 days starting tomorrow April,15 to May, 5, 2020 to allow us to study the situation longer,”Museveni said.
Museveni said despite some strides taken to combat the spread of the deadly virus and have worked, there is need to continue monitoring the same.
The president said that to avoid taking chances, there was a need to extend the lockdown so that these danger points can be taken care of.
He said that all the previous directives meant to combat the spread of the deadly virus will still be enforced.
The development comes barely week after the World Health Organisation warned countries around the world against rushing to lift lockdowns.
“WHO wants to see restrictions lifted as much as anyone. At the same time, lifting restrictions too quickly could lead to a deadly resurgence. The way down can be as dangerous as the way up if not managed properly,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said last week
He said that lifting of the restrictions prematurely could lead to a resurgence which would be deadly.