The district coronavirus taskforce and security authorities opened the market on Tuesday on condition that the vendors adhere to social distancing rules, reduce on the number of food vendors and putting in place screening facilities at each entry point.
Cereleno Market in Pece Division Gulu Municipality has been reopened
a week after it was closed for flouting social distancing rules.
This is the second-largest market in Gulu Town after Gulu Main Market with
about 1,000 traders. It was closed on orders of the Gulu Resident District
Commissioner, Major Santos Okot Lapolo.
The district coronavirus taskforce and security authorities opened the market on Tuesday on condition that management of the market adheres to social distancing rules, reduce on the number of food vendors and puts in place screening facilities at each entry point.
Gulu LCV Chairperson, Martin Ojara Mapenduzi says that management of the
market has received two temperature guns and trained four people to help in
screening the vendors and customers.
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Anthony Kilama, the Cereleno market vendors` chairperson said that 210 vendors
will be working in shifts while the others have temporarily been relocated to
Modern and Layibi markets.
Dorine Aber, who sells dried fish welcome the reopening noting that her
business and livelihood had greatly been affected by the closure.
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