M7 has said he is still assessing whether to ban public transport as part of his government’s efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) which has wreaked havoc across the world.
“Now, the only remaining thing is public transport. That’s what I’m still struggling with in my head. If you don’t have your private means of transport, don’t use public transport. Stay at home. Where are you going? I’m thinking of having temperature monitors at disembarkation and embarkation points of these public means of transport. I don’t want to ban them but I’m trying to discourage you (citizens) from using them,” Mr Museveni said while addressing the nation after Uganda’s first confirmed case of Covid-19.
“Before I came here, I saw a young man called Obuku who used to make a lot of noise speaking nonsense, but this time he spoke some sense. I heard him telling people to stay home. So coronavirus shouldn’t be underestimated because it’s making some people speak sense.”
According to the president, it is possible that the confirmed case, a 36-year-old man from Kibuli in the capital Kampala, picked up the virus on his way from Dubai where he had travelled on a business trip.
The man is said to have travelled to Dubai on March 17, 2020 and returned to Uganda on March 21, before he was identified and quarantined.