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the Uganda response to Covid-19

The Ugandan response to the COVID-19 pandemic is laid out in the National Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) Preparedness and Response Plan (June 2020)

The key principles for preparedness and response to COVID-19 will encompass utilization of ICT innovations, community led approach and 24-hour surge capacity.

The plan is arranged according to different scenarios.

  • In scenario 1 (Best case scenario): no case is identified in Uganda and activities are focused on preparedness.
  • In scenario 2 (most likely scenario), a single case is identified in Uganda; response activities are initiated, and command and control structure shifted to the Office of the Prime Minister.
  • In scenario 3 (worst case scenario), multiple cases are identified; in which case activities of scenario 2 are enhanced and business continuity plans per sector activated.

The Plan outlines the steps and resources necessary for Uganda to respond to Scenario 3 above. In doing so it will create the necessary capacities and capabilities to allow Uganda to respond to other scenarios as called for by the evolving threat(s).

The response is centered around 8 key COVID-19 response pillars: