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Police Bans Bicycles Past 2pm To Control Spread Of COVID-19

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After banning riding motorcycles past 2pm to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, bicycles have also been added to it, according to Police.

On Sunday evening unspecified number of bicycles were impounded by the police in Gulu.

According to Jimmy Patrick Okema, The Aswa River Region police Spokesperson, the directive announced on Sunday takes immediate effect.

Uganda registered another COVID19 case on Sunday evening, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 54 people.

The confirmed case is among the 169 people tested on Sunday by the Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI, according to the ministry of health.

The Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, said while Uganda had registered one more case, the release of four patients from Entebbe is good news.

Health Minister Dr Ruth Aceng

The Ministry is currently tracing over 14000 travelers who are believed to have entered the country between February and March 2020.

The travelers are being traced to be tested for COVID-19 following new research that shows that the disease can incubate for more than 30 days in some cases.

So far, more than 3000 COVID-19 tests have been carried out by the Health Ministry.

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