By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
As we are all aware, gyms, lodges, fitness and wellness spas are some of the business facilities that are still closed for business as per President Yoweri Museveni’s directives to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the country.
During his last address about the COVID-19 situation in the country in October, President Museveni said that open-air sports activities can resume but indoor activities which include gyms, fitness and wellness spas should remain closed because the rate at which Coronavirus could be spread inside these establishments is higher than the rest.
However, today, proprietors and employees of such establishments under their umbrella body, Gyms, Fitness & Wellness Association Uganda, visited the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga at Parliament to voice out their concerns about the continued closure of their businesses.
During their interaction, the Speaker promised to address their concerns by engaging the President, the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, the National COVID-19 Task Force and Parliament of how to resolve the impasse.
“Gyms, Fitness & Wellness Association Uganda members have paid a courtesy call. I will engage Parliament, Prime Minister and the President on the need to re-open gyms and fitness centres,” Kadaga shred on her official Twitter page.
She added, “4,500 employees no longer earn. Let us learn to live with COVID because we do not know when it will exit.”
Apart from gyms, bars, nightclubs, music concerts, discos and video clubs are also still closed for business as per presidential COVID-19 directives.
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