Corona development in Uganda
The situation in Uganda seems to be less challenging than in most other Western countries. Uganda’s case count is increasing but in absolute terms their outbreak has been reasonably small with just under 13,000 cases so far and 114 deaths (November 3th, 2020). Detailed up to date information can also be found on this governmental website.
Although Ugandans are concerned about the current Corona situation, they seem to be quite relaxed. The full lockdown earlier in the year, which included closure of many shops and companies, halted public transport and the commandment to stay indoors had the result that many people temporarily lost their livelihood. A few small riots took place.
The more relaxed regulations implemented a few weeks later were well received and people are currently glad to be able to continue with their daily lives again, albeit in a slightly different way. Examples of current national COVID-19 regulations that are still in place are: national curfew, limited group size for funerals, burials, and religious activities, adapted school programmes and the obligation to wear facemask and sanitize your hands in public spaces.