UGANDA COVID-19 STATUS

PLEASE NOTE

Uganda is currently registering a high number of imported cases from cargo truck drivers from neighboring countries. There is a presidential directive to deduct these cases from the total cases.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH (MOH)

For case updates and response, follow the Ministry of Health- Uganda . 

Curfew

7:00pm to 6:30am

PARTIAL LOCKDOWN

Ends: 2nd June 2020

  • 18th MAY 2020

    • Lockdown extended by 14 days until 2nd June 2020. Easing to start in 2 weeks after free mask distribution
  • 4th MAY 2020

    • Lockdown extended by 14 days until 19th May 2020.
    • Laywers, Wholesale merchants,Hardware shops,  Mechanics, metal, and woodwork workshops allow to operate.
  • 14h April 2020

    Uganda lockdown extended by 21 days until 5th May 2020.All previously announced measures stay in place 

  • 30th March 2020

    • 14 day lockdown effective 31st March and daily curfew from 7:00pm - 6.30am.
    • Cargo movement and essential services allowed to operate 
  • 21st March 2020

    • Uganda records her first case of the Coronavirus.

TIMELINE OF COVID-19 RESPONSE IN UGANDA

 

  • Jan 20 – Screening starts of all passengers arriving at Entebbe Airport
  • Jan 30 – The WHO declares COVID-19 outbreak a public health emergency
  • Jan 31 – Ministry of Health officials meet Chinese Amb Zheng Zhu Qiang.
  • Feb 1 – PM Rugunda chairs inter-ministerial meeting.
  • Feb 3 – President Museveni sets example, screened at Entebbe arrivals.
  • Feb 3 – 2nd meeting between MOH and Chinese Amb.
  • Feb 3 – Uganda’s Cabinet discusses virus outbreak.
  • Feb 5 – Minister of Health Aceng updates the public
  • Feb 11 – MOH update Statement on preparedness
  • Feb 19 – MOH issues detailed guidelines on how to prevent virus.
  • Feb 21 – Screening starts at Malaba and Busia border points.
  • Feb 26 – MOH Press brief, no suspected or confirmed case of #COVID19 in Uganda
  • Feb 26 – Minister of Health Aceng briefs press
  • March 2 – ICT Minister Nabakooba releases ministerial statement.
  • March 2 – MOH- all international conferences postponed.
  • March 8 – 22 Europeans coming for a conference sent back home after they refused to self quarantine.
  • March 11 – MOH restricts travel and puts quarantine on arrivals from 16 high risk countries including US & UK.
  • March 12 – Uganda restricts travel to countries hit by COVID 19.
  • March 13 – MOH releases guidelines to schools
  • March 18 – President Museveni statement to the nation
  • March 18 – Schools to be closed, Weddings, burials, church gatherings all suspended
  • March 20 – Samples from 7 suspected cases Kampala and Kanungu Districts test negative.
  • March 21 – National multi-denominational Prayers held at State House.
  • March 21 – President Museveni 2nd address | Uganda closes borders to human traffic, stops flights
  • March 21 – Uganda confirms first case of COVID 19
  • March 22 – President Museveni makes 3rd COVID 19 national address.
  • March 23 – Uganda announces 8 new coronavirus cases
  • March 24 – President Museveni makes 4th COVID 19 national address
  • (Source: The Independent)