Covid Scare; Traders Denied Access to Businesses in Uganda

By Sandrine M.

Traders have been denied access to their business places in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. This as security forces continue to implement stringent health measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.

President Yoweri Museveni had on June 18 ordered a 42-day lockdown that restricted movements and closed businesses. This sparked tension as people criticised the move saying it would deny millions of people their eight to earn a living.

Local papers reported that some traders had tried to access their business places but all efforts remained futile.

President Museveni said imposing tough measures was necessary to deal with a surge of infections sparked by the Delta virus which has led to an increase in hospitalisation and death.

The East African country has reported more than 40,000 cases and recorded over 334 deaths.

source; BBC

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