Ugandan Govt Relaxes Covid-19 Restrictions, Schools to Reopen

At least 1.2 million learners are to return to school as President Yoweri Museveni's administration further relaxed Covid-19 restrictions. "We have decided to reopen schools for candidate classes for S4, S6, final year students in tertiary institutions and final year students in universities, by October 15, 2020, and will follow standard operating procedures" (SOPs). Meanwhile the economy is reopening, with international airports and land borders opening for tourists, providing they tested negative for Covid-19, 72 hours prior to arriving in Uganda. Places of worship will open with only individual prayers or confessions with priests or counselling. Sports will resume, providing there are no spectators and the players are tested for Covid-19, 72-hours beforehand. Casinos, gaming centres, bars and cinemas will remain closed while hotels will continue operating following the SOPs agreed with the Ministry of Health. The number of novel Coronavirus cases stand at 6,287, while 63 have died.

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