Uganda goes into total lockdown as Covid-19 infections rise

President Yoweri Museveni June 18 issued fresh directives dominated by measures and restrictions that were used to curb the first wave of the Covid-19 outbreak in Uganda. PHOTO/FILE/AFP

What you need to know:

  • Pounded with a 17% flash of accelerated fast spreading Covid-19 cases, Uganda has between May 18 to June 18 also recorded 25, 685 new infections.
  • Former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye described as ''untenable''- a  new lockdown ordered without any social welfare support for a vulnerable population. 

The death of 234 Ugandans due to Covid-19 in the last one month has forced President Museveni to declare a total lockdown in Uganda, six months after the state had made pronouncements of a gradually phased re-opening.

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