The Ministry of Health (MOH) has revised Standard Operating Procedures – SOPs allowing politicians to gather masses to the highs of 200 people.
Addressing the press yesterday evening, Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said politicians are urged to ensure that they have hand washing facilities at places where they hold political rallies and that the masses should wear their face masks and maintain a two meter distance from each other.
She advised that politicians avoid using open car roofs and waving at the population while moving.
When it comes to Cinema halls, gymnasiums and massage parlors, the minister said they can be opened starting November 14th 2020 if they fulfill the requirements of ensuring a physical distance of two meters.
She also opened mobile markets, Casinos and gaming outlets 6:30am to 7pm each day.
However, while there has been wide spread clamoring for bars and discotheques to open with many already operating illegally in several urban centers, Dr. Aceng says these will remain closed saying in other countries that are currently experiencing a second lockdown, bars have been cited as focal areas of spread.
To date Uganda has recorded a cumulative 14,574 people getting infected with some 133 deaths. A total of 7771 people have since recovered.