Gen Tumwine Extends Curfew Restrictions

Security Minister, Gen. Elly Tumwine

Security Minister, Gen. Elly Tumwine says, the night-time curfew which President Yoweri Museveni declared three months ago, will remain in force despite the expiry of the period the president gave when he last addressed the country on May 19.

During the said address, Museveni allowed private car owners to begin driving on May 26, the same day general merchandise shops and shopping malls were allowed to re-open.

Public transport resumed on June 4 except for the 40 districts that share a borderline with Uganda’s neighbours.

In the same address, Museveni said that the other restrictions including a curfew that runs from 7pm to 6:30am would remain in force for 21 days which have since elapsed.

But Tumwine in a Sunday morning interview said that the restrictions will remain in force until Museveni communicates otherwise.

Tumwine had initially announced that the curfew would end today, June 21, in line with the 21 days that the Head of State announced when he last addressed the country about the measures to control the spread of coronavirus disease on June 1.

Similarly, Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said that the curfew was put in place through a Statutory Instrument and that the police will continue implementing the regulations until they receive a contrary order.


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