Uganda will from Tuesday begin easing of coronavirus restrictions with private cars allowed back on the roads as shops and restaurants reopen with guidelines that everyone wears a mask.
President Yoweri Museveni had last week delayed the easing until 26 May, giving time for the public to acquire face masks.
Ugandans were looking forward to the end of the lockdown but the president’s senior press secretary, Don Wanyama, has called for caution tweeting:
As you prepare to enjoy "freedom" tomorrow, be notified that 10 new #covid19 cases have been confirmed today. Nine of these at the border points, the 10th a contact to a truck driver. Country's total now at 222. Please keep social distance and wear a mask as you go out.
— Don Wanyama (@nyamadon) May 25, 2020
The easing of restrictions will however only apply in 95 out of 135 districts in the country, with 40 border districts still restricted.
Public transport restrictions will be eased on 4 June.
Guidelines on the reopening of schools will also be announced on 4 June.
Gyms and night clubs remain closed in the country.