KAMPALA, Uganda

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni ordered a 14-day nationwide lockdown Monday in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

Private vehicles will be banned from roads after earlier restrictions were ignored requiring cars to only carry three passengers as some people were using their vehicles to transport others and increasing the risk of spreading the virus.

“Except for cargo planes, lorries, pickups and trains, starting on March 31 at 1900 hours, there will be a curfew throughout the whole of Uganda” Museveni said.

He added that the 14 days will be used to identify, trace and

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