Uganda shuts down schools, worship centres to tame covid-19

Truck drivers wait in line in order to be tested for Covid-19 (the novel coronavirus) at Uganda's border post immigration in Malaba, a city bordering Kenya, on April 29, 2020.

Photo credit: Brian Ongoro | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says the measures are meant to cushion the country from a new wave of Covid-19, which has included all the new variants from South Africa, Indian and the UK.

The Ugandan government on Sunday closed down schools and worship centres and suspended public gatherings for six weeks to fight a new wave of Covid-19.

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