Movement for Community Led Development Uganda Chapter Statement on COVID 19
The coronavirus, Covid-19, was first confirmed in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December 2019 and has since been declared a global pandemic and the World Health Organisation, WHO. As of May 20, 2020, the world over there have been 4,761,559 confirmed cases of COVID-19 of which 65956 are in Africa, including 317,529 deaths (WHO Dashboard https://covid19.who.int/ ). Uganda accounts for 260 confirmed cases with 0 death. The risk of continued spread between and within countries remains high. Globally infection confirmed cases are declining, in Africa they are rising albeit slowly.
The Ministry of Health in Uganda developed a National COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan to guide interventions aimed at minimizing the negative impacts of COVID-19. This involves reducing importation, disabling community transmission, clinical management of confirmed cases- morbidity, mortality, modeling data, and new evidence aimed at reducing socio-economic disruptions. Since the March 18, the President of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has addressed the nation fourteen times with the recent being on May 18, 2020-during which he provided guidance on how the partial lockdown should gradually be eased to facilitate the return to a new normal, being no new confirmed community transmission cases in Uganda. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THIS NOTICE