Mass gatherings could be banned in Uganda from as early as next weekend amid the outbreak of coronavirus.
A government source said ministers are drawing up plans for the move – to ease pressure on emergency medical services.
Major sporting events including the Uganda Cranes Afcon qualifier slayed for 28 March have already been cancelled as Africa responds to the pandemic.
Earlier businessman announced he would make a major decision that will see him lose capital.
“I will be making a very painful decision in the coming days. It will lead to a big loss for me and my Great Partners, but because of Humanity, I’m left with limited choice.
I have to choose between Money and humanity,” Balaam said with many expecting to announced the cancellation
There’s no confirmed cases of the virus in Uganda but government is not taking any chances after cases were confirmed in neighbouring Kenya, DRC and South Sudan.
It is understood that ministers are working with the government’s chief medical advisers and Ministry of Health technocrats on plans to stop various types of public events.
The source said: “There are many complex considerations to make all these measures as effective as possible.
“We will make the right decisions at the right time based on the best scientific evidence.”
In an opinion poll carried out on social media, most Ugandans welcomed a lockdown.