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Public transport eased, Ugandans travel upcountry

By Timothy Murungi

Added 5th June 2020 11:40 AM

In the chaos, many measures to prevent Covid-19 were floured from social distancing to washing hands or sanitizing.

Public transport eased, Ugandans travel upcountry

Passengers line up at the bus park (Picture by Timothy Murungi)

In the chaos, many measures to prevent Covid-19 were floured from social distancing to washing hands or sanitizing.

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A mad dash for buses to travel upcountry after the public transport ban was lifted saw hundreds stranded at the bus park in Kampala.

The few buses meant that hundreds had to wait several hours before boarding despite the fact that each bus was transporting half the capacity. 

Fares were doubled as trips to Ishaka, Mbarara and Bushenyi went for sh50,000 and sh25,000 for Hoima.

In the chaos,  many measures to prevent Covid-19 were floured from social distancing to washing hands or sanitizing.

 

Despite the high fares, people were scrambling for the tickets, since many bad been away when the lockdown was imposed and just wanted to return home.

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