After six months of wait, sports lovers in Uganda can afford a sigh of smile after His Excellence the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni onbehalf of the government have giving a green light for the resumption of the sports activities in the country subject to following the Standard operating procedures set.
President Musevini delivered the well awaited news while addressing the nation on the deadly virus Covid-19 that have claimed a number of lives globally, which forced sports to be put on hold.
Open air Sports activities are allowed to restart providing that played behind closed doors and players tested for Covid 19 before 72 hours.
“Sports activities will reopen provided there are no spectators and the players are tested for Covid 19, 72 hours before. Hence. The sports men will have to repeat the test every 14 days.” President said while delivering the address before adding.
“With tournaments, teams should be quarantined for the whole season of the competition.”
Indoor Sports activities, including gyms remain closed.
Despite the previous imposed ban on sports, Athletics have been allowed to take part in majors tournaments outside the country and this has seen more success, Uganda clinching three gold medals in less than a month.
Two gold medals for Jacob Kiplimo in 5000 meter race in IAAF golden spike race in Ostrava and 3000 meter race in Rome, Italy. Adding to Joshua Kiptegei’s gold medal he won in 5000m setting the new world record time 12:25.36 in Manaco France.