Post Covid-19: President Museveni contemplates re-opening sports behind closed doors

The President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Museveni Kaguta has for the first time in five months hinted about the re-opening of sports, but, under strict guidelines without spectators, for the time being.

President Museveni talked about the lifting of the ban on sports since 17th March 2020 but without audiences.

He has welcomed the positive suggestions as the return of sports without audiences, like it has been done in other countries of Europe.

However, he guided that for any activity that will be opened safely, it will be done with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

“I am one of the people most interested in good economic performance. However, economic performance should never be more important than lives.” Museveni added.

He also warned against the people against flouting guidelines put in place to check the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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“I still see people flouting guidelines we put in place to check the spread of Covid-19. This disease is serious. We have so far lost five lives which could have been saved. Please don’t be reckless.” he warned.

The development comes barely 24 hours after the State minister of sports Hamson Dennis Obua flanked with the FUFA President Moses Magogo and Decloas Kiiza convened a meeting with the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda on Wednesday, 5th August 2020.

The  National Council of Sports (NCS) has engaged the respective sports federations and associations to show their respective plans on how to handle the  pandemic.

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