Hundreds of Kampala city dwellers were seen jammed at Nakesero Market in downtown Kampala with fears that they may be exposing themselves to Covid-19 pandemic.
“People have turned up in large numbers to transact business today. Some have masks while others do not have them,” the state broadcaster said on Monday morning.
“Imagine allowing this and preventing schools to open, which of the two can easily follow orders,” a Ugandan trader wondered.
Meanwhile, researchers at Makerere University have warned that Uganda risks a second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Currently, Uganda has recorded more than 700 Covid-19 positive cases.
On Thursday last week, Dr Ruth Aceng, Uganda’s Health Minister warned that the government may be forced to order another lockdown if people were not adhering to public guidlines against Covid-19.
“People are nolonger following the preventive measures,” Minister Aceng said.
However, there are mixed reactions from the Ugandan public about easing the lockdown and preventive measures against covid-19.
“To me these people are not stubborn and neither are they ignorant. The government is speaking a different language from the people. Leadership must work towards engaging every citizen to appreciate government actions,” Christine Kisirikko said.
President Yoweri Museveni is scheduled to address the nation later today in the evening at 8PM.
“President Museveni will address the country today, Monday, at 8pm, giving an update on the country’s fight against COVID-19 and related issues,” The Presidents media handler said on Monday.