Public Health, Human Rights and the COVID-19 Pandemic in Uganda by Prof. Ben Twinomugisha

COVID-19 is both a public health and human rights issue.It has caused anxiety among organizations, government officials, human rights advocates and citizens. Globally, over a million people are infected with the corona virus whilst the death toll has surpassed 51,000 and numbers continue to rise.1 In Uganda, by 5 April 2020, 48 people had tested positive for the corona virus with no deaths reported.There is neither a vaccine nor cure for COVID-19 except managing its symptoms. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic and enjoined governments to take urgent action to tame its spread.

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