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Mobile Market, Gymnasiums, Cinemas to Open

Gulu Main Market

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 on Monday 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 if they fulfill the requirements of ensuring a physical distance of two meters. 

She also opened mobile markets, Casinos and gaming outlets but only for 30 minutes each day. 

However, while there has been wide spread clamouring 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.

As of Monday, Uganda has recorded a cumulative 14,574 people getting infected with some 133 deaths. A total of 7771 people have since recovered.

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