The Kampala archdiocese has confirmed that only 500 people will be allowed to attend the funeral ceremony of the late Archbishop of Kampala archdiocese Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga on Thursday.
These include priests and Christians who were largely connected to the late archbishop.
According to Fr. Nicholas Mulumba, the head of communication at Kampala Archdiocese, this has been done to allow for the Ministry of Health guidelines to avoid the further spread of the disease.
“ We want to put a note that there are some people who were selected carefully by both the Catholic Church and the civil authority to represent all of us,” Mulumba said.
At the same briefing Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson says that police will deploy both covert and overt personnel to guarantee safety.
He says this is also being done to observe strict adherence to COVID-19 standard operating procedures including social distance, wearing of masks, and sanitizing.
He explains that there will be traffic diversions on several roads and junctions leading to Lubaga Cathedral.
According to Police, traffic at Nabunya junction, Kabuusu roundabout, and Rubaga hospital at Mutesa road will be diverted whereas Rubaga road leading to the cathedral will be restricted from motorists. No bodabodas will be allowed beyond the cut-off points.
Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga breathed his last on Saturday morning as a result of heart complications.