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Egan Pamba: Should President Museveni declare a state of emergency in Uganda in the wake of Covid-19

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A Lawyers View: Egan Pamba.

My opinion backed up by law.

Last month on the 17th, March 2020, Uganda registered its first case of Covid-19 a deadly pandemic that was first reported & comfirmed in Wuhan City, Peoples Republic of China.

In a bid of containing the spread of this virus, the Government put in place a number of measures, these measures were announced by the President of the Republic of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on the 18th, March 2020, some of these measures included closure of all schools, closure of bars, banning of mass gatherings, banning of political rallies, limiting funerals to the immediate close relatives of the deceased & limiting weddings to a number of 10 people in attendance to mention but a few, on the 21st, March 2020 additional measures were announced and so was on the 30th of March 2020.