Uganda Government Relaxes Ban on Concerts as Experts Call for Lockdown

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The Uganda Government has decided to relax the ban on music concerts  and shows which had been stopped in March 2020 is the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

In a letter signed by the chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Sam Okello, concerts have been
given the green light to operate starting this Saturday. However, Uganda concerts organisers will have to strictly adhere to Standard Operating Procedures set by the Ministry of Health.

Concerts in Uganda will only be conducted in in gazette open spaces from 7 am to 7 pm. In addition, a maximum of 200 people will be permitted to attend, and they will be required to wear face masks and practice social distancing.

The government has also fulfilled a pledge of supporting promoters affected by lockdown restrictions by giving them 1.2 Billion shillings.

Revelers have also been advised to follow health protocols in an effort to protect themselves. This news hasn’t been well received by a section of epidemiologists who had urged government to institute a lockdown throughout the festive season to curb the spread of the virus.


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Elijah Mutabuza

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