Yesterday, Police started enforcing mandatory wearing of face masks in public as directed by the President, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. It is safe to say that if you don’t have a face mask, you should stay home or get arrested.
The Force yesterday mounted several road checks on highways and major roads to enforce the presidential directive against the spread of coronavirus.
The deputy police spokesperson, Ms Polly Namaye, said:
“The President directed that all people in public must wear face masks in order to stop the spread of coronavirus. As we enforce the directives, we are sensitizing the public to wear face masks.”
The coronavirus spreads if one touches soft parts such as mouth, eyes and nose. Covering the mouth and nose helps in preventing the spread of the disease. At least 100 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Uganda.
On Monday, President Museveni eased the lockdown, saying since there is no treatment or vaccine for the virus, the best way now is to prevent it from spreading by keeping high standards of hygiene and wearing face masks in public.
Food markets, garages, wholesale and spare parts shops have been allowed to open which has increased the number of people in public areas. However, majority of the people in Kampala yesterday did not have face masks.