Coronavirus: Uganda government has put a ban on sports gatherings
The government of Uganda has banned sports gatherings in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019.
No victim of the disease has been registered in Uganda but at least 8,758 people have died worldwide, mostly in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
Speaking in a televised address on Wednesday, President Museveni said put the ban on all gatherings that include Sports.
“The next frontline of fighting the virus is to stop the merrymaking – the discos, the dances, bars, sports, music shows, cinemas and concerts. These are very dangerous gathering points with the virus around. All these are suspended for a month,” the President said.
The ban takes immediate effect for a period of 32 days.
“Uganda has been spared from this virus by the mercies of God despite the false alarms. So, as God-fearing people, we need to pray for the whole country. I ask each one of you to pray in your homes, and God will hear us.”
Schools have been ordered to close down while restrictions on burials and weddings have been put in place as well.