Filter for Uganda Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-06-22 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Increasing the number of occupants in private cars from three to four is permitted as long as all occupants have face masks
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2020-06-08 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Mandaroty fave mask standards will be enforced on all face mask imports from 8th June.
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2020-06-05 In Public health measures: Testing policy
All government ministers in Uganda are being tested for coronavirus. According to the spokesperson for the health ministry they will be screened every two weeks because of their frequent movements across the country.
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2020-06-04 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Public transport shall start operations on 4th June 2020. But boda bodas and tuk tuks will continue to only operate for carrying goods i.e. without passengers. The rest of public transport has been reinstated to carry half (including the driver and conductors) with the exception of the 40 districts. All passengers and drivers must wear masks
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2020-06-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Shopping malls will be allowed to open on 4th June provided they observe social distancing,
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2020-06-04 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Public transport will resume but with strict regulations. Mini-buses, buses, taxis, tuku-tukus can operate provided they carry only a half of their normal capacity. Public transport won’t operate in border districts for another 21 days
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2020-06-02 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Uganda has postponed the reopening of schools for final year students for one more month.
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2020-06-01 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
The Ugandan government will arrange for isolated stopover points and provision of food for truck drivers "so the truck drivers will be tested at the point of origin and monitored and controlled en route"
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2020-06-01 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools’ reopening postponed for an extra month
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2020-06-01 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The curfew will continue from 7:00 pm-6:30 am.
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2020-05-26 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Food restaurants and hotels can open as long as the clients observe social-distancing and there is no air-conditioning which spreads the virus.
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2020-05-26 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
General merchandise shops will open 26th of May - provided they meet the standards recommended by the gvmt. Shops in malls/arcades can’t open now because it is impossible to observe social distancing in shopping malls or arcades. Food markets will only continue to sell food - for fear of overcrowding.
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2020-05-26 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Private cares will be allowed to move with max 3 people inside.
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2020-05-21 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
As part of the creation of digital solutions in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, gvmt today launched ZOCTU a digital Platform for easier provision of goods and services.
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2020-05-18 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew (19:00-06:30) remains for an extra 21 days.
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has said the government will distribute free masks to all citizens aged above six-years-old before lifting coronavirus containment measures. the distribution will be done over the next 14 days.
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2020-05-18 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Market women who stayed in the market for two months (as they were unable to travel between home and work) will be now allowed to travel home and return to work each day.
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2020-05-16 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Truck drivers will be tested at the points of origin. Transport or logistic companies will have to test all their drivers within the country and then adopt and implement the new "Truck Driver Journey Management System" Mobile application for easier monitoring. The system will track the movement of all truck drivers in the country and will be managed by both truck companies and the Ministry of Health.
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Four East African States (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan) agreed to enforce digital surveillance and tracking system to monitor truck drivers and crews of cross border cargo drivers to help curb covid-19 spread.
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2020-05-08 Out Socio-economic measures: Limit product imports/exports
Uganda has decided to allow imports of used clothing, reversing a previous decision introduced last month, to ban second-hand garments and footwear, amid fears they could spread coronavirus.
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2020-05-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The governmnet plans to lower the cost of internet to facilitate ecommerce during covid-19.
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
If there is a positive person discovered in an area, that area will be put in a quarantine for 14 days
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The Uganda Law Society will be allowed a quota of 30 lawyers at any one time to provide urgent legal services to the different businesses and to handle urgent criminal matters like arraignment.
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2020-05-04 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Uganda has begun slowly easing the lockdown beginning with the measures inputted on 4th may - some services opening.
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Candidates of P7, S4 and S6 may return to school, but the rest of learners should remain at home as Ministry of Education plans for them.
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
mandatory for everybody who is not in his/her house to wear a cloth face mask covering, all the time, the mouth and the nose.
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2020-05-04 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
It is directed that all people going to work with the easing of the lockdown should travel either by: (i) Buses (either owned or hired by the employer); (ii) Cycling to the work place by bicycle; or(iii) Walking to the work place. (i.e. public or private vehicles use is not yet allowed)
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2020-05-04 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
government will not allow inconsiderate actions of landlords forcing Ugandans to pay rent or banks asking their clients to pay back loans at such a time
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The following may resume work but under strict social distancing guidelines: Wholesalers, Hardware shops, workshops & Garages, metal and wood workshops, Insurance providers and Restaurants but strictly doing take aways
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2020-04-27 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Uganda pardons 833 prisoners to reduce crowding in prisons
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2020-04-21 In Socio-economic measures: Limit product imports/exports
Uganda bands import of second hand clothes as a precautionary measure against spread of covid 19
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2020-04-18 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Embassies and High Commissions of Uganda in various parts of the world have called on Ugandans stranded in different countries for registration to establish baseline data to assist those affected by COVID-19 pandemic.
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2020-04-18 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Boda bodas were initially supposed to stop operating at 2pm but this has been changed to 5pm.
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2020-04-18 In Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
When someone dies of COVID19 the body should be buried where the person dies (i.e. not moved). If in hospital burial should be conducted by health workers, not the relatives.
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2020-04-14 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Uganda extends lockdown which was due to end on the midnight April 14th for further 21 days. All control guidelines previously announced will remain in place. This includes closure of national borders, a dusk-to-dawn curfew, and a ban on public transport.
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Inter-state long-distance truck drivers, whether transiting through or destined for Uganda, will be tested at the border points.
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2020-04-08 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Uganda has banned outdoor exercise.
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Ugandan govenrment has waived fines resulting from illegal stay of foreign residents and visitors in Uganda occuring as a result of illegal stay in Uganda from period of March 18- May 17 2020
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Allow corporations including small & medium sized enterprises to delay payment of corporation tax or presumptive tax for taxes due between April and June 2020 and for tourism, manufacturing, horticulture and floriculture to defer until September 2020
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2020-04-01 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Shopping malls, arcades, hardware shops (selling non-food items) are closed for 14 days as well as any shops selling non-essential items. Only food stores, stores selling agricultural products, veterinary products, detergents and pharmaceuticals should remain open.
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2020-04-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Food market sellers may not return home during the 14 day lockdown, they must find accomodation close to their food stall (if they wish to continue to operate it).
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2020-04-01 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Saloons, Lodges and garages should also be shut for 14 days from the 1st of April, 2020.
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2020-04-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Construction sites should continue if they can be able to encamp their workers for 14 days. Otherwise, they should suspend construction for the 14 days.
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2020-04-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Cargo transport by train, plane, lorry, pick-up, tuku-tukus, bodaboda and bicycle, within Uganda and between Uganda and the outside, must continue but only with minimum numbers
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2020-04-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gatherings of more than 5 persons are hereby prohibited.
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2020-04-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
factory owners arrange for the crucial employees to camp around the factory area for the 14 days. If they cannot do that, let them suspend production for 14 days.
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
to deal with some unavoidable health issues like mothers in child birth or very sick people, permission can be sought from the RDC to use private transport to take such a person to hospital.
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
government vehicles that do not belong to UPDF, Police, Prisons or UWA, will be pooled and deployed at the District Health Offices, including the divisions of Kampala, with their drivers, staying in tented compounds, ready to help in those health emergencies. Those vehicles will be under the command of the District Medical Officer.
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2020-03-31 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
There will be a curfew throughout the whole of Uganda from 19:00-06:30 with the exception of the movement of cargo planes, lorries, pick-ups and trains.
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2020-03-30 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
14 day lockdown announced. All people to people movement by everybody including those using their private vehicles, bodabodas, tuk-tuks, etc is prohibited.
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2020-03-26 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Trading in non-food items at markets is suspended to scale down number of people in markets, also selling of cooked food on the streets is prohibited.
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Government has decided to suspend all public transport and this means all taxis,all coasters,all buses, all passenger trains,all Tuku Tukus and all the boda bodas, all these are suspended.
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All flights in and out of Uganda are suspended. Only the cargo planes or those entering on account of emergency or relief work will be permitted entry.
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2020-03-22 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Uganda has closed all of its borders for exit and entry to anyone, including Ugandan citizens and residents.
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2020-03-20 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
All schools closed, including pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary and universities.
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2020-03-20 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
All court hearings and appearances are hereby suspended for the period of 32 days.
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Non-essential travel is asked to be postponed between UK plus Austria, Belgium China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, San Marino, Spain, South Korea, Sweden and USA.
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2020-03-11 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Any traveller, Ugandan or otherwise, coming from affected countries (16 listed) will be subject to self-quarantine or institutional quarantine for 14 days at their own cost, regardless of symptoms.
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2020-03-07 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Asymptomatic travelers and in-hospital isolation requirements for all symptomatic travelers arriving in Uganda after recent stays (within 14 days of arrival) in several countries most seriously impacted
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2020-03-07 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
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