Effects of COVID 19 to urban Refugees living in slums of kampala

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have continued to be felt in Uganda throughout the months of June and July 2020. As of 9 September 2020, there are 4,291 COVID 19 cases, 48 deaths and 1,998 recoveries.The worst affected areas continue to be border regions, where bad outbreaks in neighboring countries are entering into Uganda mostly through transmission from long-distance truck drivers. Kampala district and the surrounding areas have been also hit because as of the current statistics 390 cases of COVID have been registered and 15 deaths.While neighboring countries, such as Kenya and Tanzania have begun to open up schools and public spaces, there is still hesitation from the Ugandan government to loosen restrictions. Therefore, at the time when schools remain closed, and there is still a curfew in place, this has continued to reduce children opportunities to exercise and enjoy their rights to playing, associating, and access to health, food, and education.

Uganda Coronavirus: 6,879 Cases and 69 Deaths - Worldometer and https://covid19.gou.go.ug/

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