There is slow response to presidential directives in Ishaka town, Bushenyi Ishaka Municipality, Bushenyi district.
This has been observed by our field reporters who were walking around Ishaka streets today and found almost all whole sale shops excluding food stores were open and a large number of private cars were operating in the town.
Along Ishaka Kagamba Main Street, www.mknewslink.com reporter found more than 50 private cars parked on the street and some of the owners especially wholesale owners talked rudely to our reporter.
Most of them were quoted saying, â€œYou donâ€™t have the capacity to ask us go and do your job because us operating is none of your businesses,
Most of the open wholesale shops were selling general merchandise including various kinds of drinks both alcoholic and soft plus locally made beverages.
One of the resident who was found at Gaz stage only identified as Micheal told www.mknewslink.com that at night all the streets are always empty but wondered how the cars come in the morning and yet President Museveni banned use of private transport.
President Museveni in his 7th Address to the nation after COVID outbreak, ordered for the closure of shopping malls, arcades, garages, saloons among others. However, the situation looked different in Ishaka as most of the mentioned were still in operation.
At around 3:30 pm, some of the open businesses especially garages, electronic shops were playing a tik tak game as they would close after seeing the police officers and open again after their departure.
While talking to reporters at his office in Bushenyi district ,the RDC warned residents to take the issue of coronavirus seriously, especially putting into practice the standard operation procedures (SoPs) that President Museveni recently announced.
RDC said on the night of 5th April 2020, the Corona virus task force and security team arrested over 40 people most of whom were in bars drinking and selling alcohol.
According to the Bushenyi district Health officer, Dr Edward Mwesigye, the district has been monitoring 57 suspected COVID cases of whom 3 have been institutionally quarantined.
Uganda currently has 52 cases with no any reported death.
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