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Uganda COVID-19 Regulation Updates

Written by Vicky Daley
on April 15, 2020

Libryo is using its regulatory tracking technology to keep this live blog of new law relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any new updates will provide highlights of the legislation, key publication information and dates as well as links to the sources.


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Last Updated: Friday 29 April 2020
The Public Health (Control of COVID - 19) (No. 2) Rules, 2020

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The authority has published a second set of Rules (and an Amendment) intended to continue to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the Republic of Uganda.

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Published in terms of Public Health Act, 1935
Gazette Number: The Uganda Gazette No. 22, Volume CXIII
Notice Number: Statutory Instruments Supplement No. 13
Publication Date: 31 March 2020
Effective Date: 30 March 2020

Source: https://ulii.org/consol_leglist/subordinate_legislation/2020

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Last Updated: Thursday 9 April 2020
Public Health (Control of COVID-19) Rules, 2020

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The Minister of Health of the Republic of Uganda has published the Public Health (Control of COVID-19) Rules, 2020 (the "Rules").

Amongst others, the Rules detail:

-the responsibility for certain persons to notify designated persons and/or authorities of COVID-19 cases
-powers of medical officers to, amongst others, search and disinfect premises
the limitation, prohibition and/or control of public gatherings and
-offences and penalties for non-compliance.

This notification has been included for information purposes only, despite the fact that the Rules may not impose obligations on your organisation.

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Published in terms of Public Health Act, 1935
Gazette Number: The Uganda Gazette No. 19, Volume CXIII
Notice Number: Statutory Instruments Supplement No. 11
Publication Date: 24 March 2020
Effective Date: 24 March 2020

Source: https://www.health.go.ug/covid/rersources/

Copyright: © 2020. All rights reserved to Ministry Of Health 


 
Public Health (Prevention of COVID - 19) (Requirements and Conditions of Entry into Uganda) Order, 2020

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The Minister of Health of the Republic of Uganda has published the Public Health (Prevention of COVID - 19) (Requirements and Conditions of Entry into Uganda) Order, 2020 (the "Order").

Amongst others, the Order:

-provides for the requirement of a COVID-19 examination to be performed on any person arriving in Uganda
-states the powers of medical officers to, amongst others, isolate or quarantine certain persons and to disinfect vehicles, aircrafts or vessels and
-details offences and penalties for non-compliance therewith.

This notification has been included for information purposes only, despite the fact that the Order may not impose obligations on your organisation.

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Published in terms of Public Health Act, 1935
Gazette Number: The Uganda Gazette No. 19, Volume CXIII
Notice Number: Statutory Instruments Supplement No. 9
Publication Date: 17 March 2020
Effective Date: 17 March 2020

Source: https://www.health.go.ug/covid/rersources/

Copyright: © 2020. All rights reserved to Ministry Of Health 


 
Public Health (Prohibition of Entry into Uganda) Order, 2020

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The Minister of Health of the Republic of Uganda has published the Public Health (Prohibition of Entry into Uganda) Order, 2020 (the "Order").

Amongst others, the Order prohibits entry into Uganda at or through any of the Republic's border posts, with effect from 23 March 2020.

The exemptions / scope of the applicability of the Order have also been detailed therein. 

The Order came into force on 21 March 2020 and shall remain in force until 23 April 2020.

This notification has been included for information purposes only, despite the fact that the Order may not impose obligations on your organisation.

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Published in terms of Public Health Act, 1935
Gazette Number: The Uganda Gazette No. 19, Volume CXIII
Notice Number: Statutory Instruments Supplement No. 11
Publication Date: 24 March 2020
Effective Date: 21 March 2020

Source: https://www.health.go.ug/covid/rersources/

Copyright: © 2020. All rights reserved to Ministry Of Health 


 
Public Health (Notification of COVID – 19) Order, 2020

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The Minister of Health of the Republic of Uganda has published the Public Health (Notification of COVID – 19) Order, 2020 (the "Order").

Amongst others, the Order declared COVID – 19 to be a notifiable disease for the purposes of the Public Health Act, 1935.

It is also declared that Part IV of the Public Health Act (dealing with the Prevention and Suppression of Infectious Diseases) and Section 36 (dealing with the Power to Enforce Precautions at Boarders) of the Public Health Act, 1935 shall apply to COVID – 19.

This notification has been included for information purposes only, despite the fact that the Order may not impose obligations on your organisation.

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Published in terms of Public Health Act, 1935
Gazette Number: The Uganda Gazette No. 17, Volume CXIII
Notice Number: Statutory Instruments Supplement No. 9
Publication Date: 17 March 2020
Effective Date: 17 March 2020

Source: https://www.health.go.ug/covid/rersources/

Copyright: © 2020. All rights reserved to Ministry Of Health 


 

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