covid-19COVID-19 Secondary-Effect Security Monitoring

Executive Summary – 20th March 2020


  • No new COVID-19 cases were recorded over the reporting period. However, the Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Health Mutahi Kagwe, indicated that the Health Ministry will commence random pre-screening procedures in specific areas from 21st March 2020.


  • Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy issued a statement on 19th March cautioning against relating the disease to any specific “country or nationality”, noting that citizens should focus on “evidence-based” guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health.


  • Nothing significant to report.


  • A spike in the illegal manufacturing of hand sanitisers was noted in Kampala on 19th March, which was attributed to a nationwide scarcity of hand sanitisers due to high demand. Authorities are on high alert to halt the illegal manufacture of hand sanitisers, urging residents to use normal handwashing soap instead.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Nothing significant to report.

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COVID-19 Secondary-Effect Security Monitoring

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