21 March 2020 – First case of COVID-19 reported

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health released the information.

Overview: This press release was the announcement of the first confirmed coronavirus case in Uganda. The timing of this announcement provides context regarding the speed of lockdown decision-making and other coronavirus related policy decisions.
Full details here: https://www.health.go.ug/covid/2020/04/02/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-case-confirmed/

Type of Justification: No justification given