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Ugandan Economy Fully Reopens After Two Years

The economy in Uganda fully reopens on Monday after nearly two years of closure for some businesses.

Bars, nightclubs, theatres and other sections of the entertainment and night economy were officially closed in March 2020.

Some bars and other entertainment centres have been secretly operating, while others permanently shut their doors.

Monday also marks the lifting of the dusk-to-dawn curfew, except for motorcycle taxis, known as boda boda, which are only allowed to operate until 19:00 local time.

President Yoweri Museveni had in his end-of-year national address directed that the rest of the economy could reopen two weeks after schools had resumed in-person classes.

Following a spike in positive Covid cases around Christmas time, the country has been recording an average of 300 cases per day in recent days.

More than 1.2 million doses of Covid vaccines have been administered so far, and Uganda has begun giving out booster jabs to priority groups.

-BBC

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