COVID-19: Uganda To Distribute Face Mask To All Citizens

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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has disclosed in a televised address on Monday, that the government will distribute free masks to all citizens aged above six-years-old before lifting coronavirus containment measures.

The President disclosed that the distribution of masks will be done in 14 days. Each person will be given one mask. Thereafter, shops will be allowed to open, public transport vehicles will be allowed to carry only half their capacity and food market vendors; who have been working and living at their stalls, will be allowed to go home at the end of each day.

However, public transport is still banned in border districts for 21 days.

Uganda has recorded 260 positive cases of Covid-19 so far.

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