By Felix Twinomugisha
Ruhinda county Member of Parliament Capt. Dononzio Kahonda has warned parents on allowing their children to loiter in towns while they were sent home as a way of stopping easy spread of corona virus.
Kahonda who was speaking to www.mknewslink.com reporter today Monday 23rd March 2020, said itâ€™s unfortunate to find children loitering in towns, crowded at the village playing grounds, making unnecessary visits and yet schools were closed to avoid such crowding.
â€œThis problem has affected us all so itâ€™s better if we work together, we fight it and then get back to normal lifeâ€, he said
His words come 3 days after closure of schools on Friday 20th March 2020 following the Presidentâ€™s directive on March 18th 2020.
Kahonda said Ugandans should adhere to the rules set by the Ministry of Health and President Museveni such as limiting use of public transport, avoiding crowded venues, washing hands regularly, and avoiding handshaking among others.
Night Bars and Clubs, churches and mosques have also been put on a lock down for 32 days.
President Museveni on Sunday, during the 3rd address since the outbreak of COVID-19 warned Ugandans against defying to the laws as set by the ministry of health and ordered for closure of all borders.
Uganda Airlines has on Monday suspended all its operations until further notice as part of governmentâ€™s measures to curtail the spread of coronavirus.
The national carrier said on Sunday that it would suspend operations effective Monday until further notice.
This comes two days after Uganda registered its first Covid-19 case on Saturday 21st March 2020. A 36-year-old Ugandan arrived in the country from Dubai aboard Ethiopian airlines and tested positive for the virus.
Coronavirus broke out in Wuhan Hubei Province China in December 2019. It has now affected more than 210,000 people and more than 14,700 are reported dead and so far spread to more than 176 countries country wide.
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