UGANDA COVID-19 STATUS
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)
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