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It’s time to end this nonsense – Kiiza Besigye furious with Government’s decision to keep schools closed

Former FDC president Col Dr Kiiza Besigye has come out to vent his anger towards the government for keeping schools closed whilst opening other places.

President Museveni yesterday while delivering an update on the COVID 19 situation in the country lifted the lockdown again partially over some sectors that have not been working.

Mr Museveni increased the number of church attendants to about 200 as well as weddings and other social ceremonies’ attendants.

Gamings, casinos, betting shops and gyms were allowed to operate up to 6pm.

This will however all be done under the strict observance of the Ministry of Health SOPs.

When it came to the issue of reopening schools, Museveni said that only post secondary institutions will commence effective 1st November while others will have to wait until the priority number of vaccinations have been done.

This was much to the disappointment of many education stakeholders who thought that the President would somehow come up with a solution to open schools at all stages.

Besigye wondered how learner’s can infect their parents and other home dwellers because they attend school yet they can still carry the infections from the places Museveni opened.

In his submission, Mr Museveni said that as many learners are day scholars, they will endanger their parents and relatives as they mix in large numbers from schools yet they come from different areas.

He then cited the example of the HIV/AIDS epidemic which almost wiped out communities when it had just come up.

Museveni then said that the good thing with HIV is that it attacked only those sexually active but for COVID 19 it’s different because it’s an airborne disease.

According to the President’s suggestion, schools are set to reopen in January 2022 after vaccination of the 4.8 million priority groups.

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