TB Notifications and COVID-19 Dashboard

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have far-reaching effects on the global TB response, threatening to erase years of progress. As a result of COVID-19 and associated measures to control it, one million fewer people in the 24 countries where USAID focuses TB programming had access to TB diagnosis and treatment in 2020, compared to 2019 — representing a more than 20 percent decline.

The negative impacts on TB services due to COVID-19 disruptions may persist as COVID-19 continues to surge. The goal of this dashboard is to visualize the ongoing impact of the pandemic on countries’ and the global TB response and monitor the effects of the pandemic recovery measures on TB services.

Please note: TB notification data is variably reported monthly or quarterly. For the purpose of this dashboard–to show monthly trends–quarterly values (if reported by a country) have been divided by three and distributed across the months of the given quarter. As a result, month-to-month variations in TB services data might not be visible in a given quarter.

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TB Notifications and COVID-19 Cases Over Time

This chart looks at how changes in monthly COVID-19 case numbers correlate with changes in monthly TB notifications.

Please note: Because in most cases COVID-19 case numbers are dramatically higher than TB notifications, the chart uses two Y-axes, which allows the month-to-month changes in TB notifications to be easier to distinguish.

TB Notifications and COVID-19 Stringency Measures Over Time

Stringency measures are actions taken by governments to limit the spread of COVID-19, including shutting down public transportation or schools. This chart includes the point in time when stringency measures were enacted and removed overlayed with the monthly TB notifications, in order to understand if there is a correlation between the measures and TB notification levels. For example, one might expect a stay-at-home measure to correlate with a drop in TB notifications, as individuals would not be permitted to visit the clinic. To learn more about the various types of stringency measures, read the Codebook for the Oxford Covid-19 Government Response Tracker.

Country Start Date End Date Policy Type Initial Note
Uganda 2020-01-29 2022-04-04 H1: Public information campaigns video prevention campaign: @MinofHealthUG appeals to the general public to remain vigilant and look out for the symptoms of #Coronavirus. (https://twitter.com/MinofHealthUG/status/1223616070080245760)
Uganda 2020-02-11 2021-01-18 H2: Testing policy first report referring to testing (might have been in place earlier but I did not find when it started) testing is from now on mainly associted with people traveling to Uganda from affected regions. screenings and follow ups are used and testing facilities in place. https://web.archive.org/save/https://reliefweb.int/report/uganda/status-uganda-s-preparedness-2019-coronavirus-outbreak
Uganda 2020-03-18 2020-11-08 C3: Cancel public events Public gatherings including worship, pubs, weddings, music shows, rallies and cultural meetings have been suspended for 32 days with immediate effect. https://web.archive.org/web/20200427204001/https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/19/africa/uganda-bans-weddings-coronavirus-intl/index.html
Uganda 2020-03-18 2020-03-29 C7: Restrictions on internal movement "Do not travel unless it is absolutely necessary, if you are using public transport" https://web.archive.org/web/20200427204001/https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/19/africa/uganda-bans-weddings-coronavirus-intl/index.html
Uganda 2020-03-20 2020-10-14 C1: School closing Pre-primary, Primary, Secondary, University, and Tertiary schools closed for a month: presidential speech: https://web.archive.org/web/20200407171343/https://www.statehouse.go.ug/media/presidential-statements/2020/03/18/guidelines-avoiding-corona-virus-pandemic; https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/uganda-announces-sweeping-measures-against-coronavirus/1771145 (link not archivable)
Uganda 2020-03-25 2020-05-05 C2: Workplace closing sale of non-food items o nmarkets banned, also merry-making shops have been closed earlier. Only food shops are open now: https://web.archive.org/web/20200407170035/https://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Museveni-suspends-public-transport-for-14-days-/688334-5504246-wtum70z/index.html, https://web.archive.org/web/20200407170409/https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/04/02/uganda-respect-rights-covid-19-response
Uganda 2020-03-25 2020-05-25 C5: Close public transport "President Yoweri Museveni suspends all public transport for 14 days in additional measures to help curb the spread of the Novel coronavirus after the confirmed cases in Uganda rise to 14." (https://web.archive.org/web/20200407161453/https://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1517069/live-coronavirus-museveni-deliver-5th-address)
Uganda 2020-03-25 2020-08-09 H3: Contact tracing after first case was confirmed - a traveler from Dubai - all arrivals from Dubai are traced. https://web.archive.org/web/20200402114214/https://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Coronavirus--Uganda-hunts-500-Dubai-returnees/688334-5505194-6ysp01z/index.html
Uganda 2020-03-30 2020-11-08 C4: Restrictions on gatherings Gatherings of more than 5 persons are prohibited. https://www.yowerikmuseveni.com/more-guidelines-covid19-preventive-measures-and-need-shut-down (Link not archivable)
Uganda 2020-03-30 2020-11-08 C6: Stay at home requirements 14-day nationwide lockdown https://web.archive.org/web/20200427204156/https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/uganda-declares-curfew-to-curb-spread-of-covid-19/1785775
Uganda 2020-03-30 2020-05-25 C7: Restrictions on internal movement 14-day nationwide lockdown "Private vehicles will be banned from roads after earlier restrictions were ignored " https://web.archive.org/web/20200427204156/https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/uganda-declares-curfew-to-curb-spread-of-covid-19/1785775
Uganda 2020-05-06 2020-07-31 C2: Workplace closing Nationwide lockdown has recently been extended by 14 days to end on May 19th. Museveni's May 4th address: eased the lockdown by allowing more service providers such as wholesalers, hardware shops, garages, warehouses, metal/wood workshops, insurance providers and a maximum of 30 lawyers to reopen. These services will supplement the critical services such as pharmacies, food markets, supermarkets and cargo transporters that have remain operational since the inception of the lockdown. See: https://web.archive.org/web/20200518193727/https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19
Uganda 2020-05-06 2020-09-12 H6: Facial Coverings "We are going to make it mandatory for everybody who is not in his/her house to wear a cloth face mask," Museveni said. The Ugandan police on Wednesday started enforcing the mandatory wearing of face masks while outdoors, as one of the measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. https://web.archive.org/web/20201012154524/http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-05/07/c_139035998.htm
Uganda 2020-05-26 2020-07-31 C5: Close public transport Effective 26 May, public transportation (mini-buses, buses, taxis) will be allowed provided they carry only one half of their normal capacity. However the ban on public transport subsists in 40 districts that are next to neighbouring countries. Neither public transport and nor private vehicles will be allowed to move around these districts for the next 21 days. https://web.archive.org/web/20210114035827/https://www.yowerikmuseveni.com/sites/default/files/speeches/SIXTH%20ADDRESS%20TO%20THE%20NATION%20ON%20CORONA%20VIRUS%2017%20MAY%202020-converted.pdf
Uganda 2020-05-26 2020-08-09 C7: Restrictions on internal movement Public transport and private cars now allowed across districts, but remained banned in 40 districts that border neighbouring countries. Announced on May 18, but effective May 26. https://www.yowerikmuseveni.com/sites/default/files/speeches/SIXTH%20ADDRESS%20TO%20THE%20NATION%20ON%20CORONA%20VIRUS%2017%20MAY%202020-converted.pdf (Link not archivable)
Uganda 2020-08-01 2020-08-09 C2: Workplace closing No change. https://web.archive.org/web/20200809075932/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/staying-during-coronavirus
Uganda 2020-08-01 2020-09-25 C5: Close public transport No change. https://web.archive.org/web/20200809075932/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/staying-during-coronavirus
Uganda 2020-08-10 2022-01-24 C2: Workplace closing "Shopping arcades, hairdressers and salons will be open from 22 July. Shopping malls, supermarkets and pharmacies are open. Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services (such as Jumia) remain operational outside of curfew hours." Source: http://web.archive.org/web/20200820114638/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/staying-during-coronavirus "Museveni said business arcades must have temperature checks and traders must wear masks, ensure social distancing, and follow other safety guidelines" Source: http://web.archive.org/web/20200820114007/https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/businesses-to-reopen-as-uganda-eases-virus-lockdown/1918466
Uganda 2020-08-10 2020-10-18 C7: Restrictions on internal movement "He also revised the daily curfew timing to start at 9 p.m. (1800GMT) and end at 5:30 a.m. (0230GMT). The president said all boda boda riders and their passengers must wear masks, and the taxis will not be allowed to operate after 6 p.m." (Curfews and restrictions not geographically specific). Source: web.archive.org/web/20200820114007/https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/businesses-to-reopen-as-uganda-eases-virus-lockdown/1918466
Uganda 2020-08-10 2020-09-12 H3: Contact tracing No new updates. Source: http://web.archive.org/web/20200820110331/https://www.health.go.ug/covid/
Uganda 2020-09-13 2020-09-25 H3: Contact tracing Previous coding might be wrong as it goes to 2 with no justification. The MOH appears to be conducting contact tracing Link: https://web.archive.org/web/20200925220116/https://www.health.go.ug/covid/ Howver a set of sources seems to argue that efforts are weak: - Dr Monica Musenero, the senior presidential adviser on epidemics, said: “In Kampala, if you try to do contact tracing, you will have half of the city in quarantine.” - Scientists advising the government on Covid-19 have attributed the sharp rise in cases of Covid-19 community infections and increasing deaths to ineffective communication strategy, distrust, the challenge in balancing safety with livelihood and hardship in tracing contacts. Link: https://web.archive.org/web/20200925215521/https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/covid-19-contact-tracing-overwhelms-govt-2305400 https://web.archive.org/web/20200925215751/https://www.pmldaily.com/news/2020/09/uganda-records-179-new-covid-19-cases-amid-concerns-country-is-losing-war-against-pandemic.html
Uganda 2020-09-13 2020-09-25 H6: Facial Coverings Previous coding is probably incorrect as masks are only mandatory in public spaces) see: https://web.archive.org/web/20200925212149/https://www.health.go.ug/covid/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/GUIDELINES-ON-MASK-USE-NEW.pdf Public transport is generally allowed at half-capacity and all passengers are required to wear masks. When in public, wearing of masks is required and individuals are expected to maintain social distancing at all times. Link: https://web.archive.org/web/20200925212022/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/ https://web.archive.org/web/20200925212029/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/staying-during-coronavirus
Uganda 2020-09-26 2020-10-18 C5: Close public transport Movement by personal vehicles is now permitted in all districts, including those with an international border, but is still limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and all must wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle. Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is now allowed. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to carry passengers, but must stop operating by 6pm. Source: http://web.archive.org/web/20201005153438/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/coronavirus
Uganda 2020-09-26 2020-10-05 H3: Contact tracing From the Ministry of Health website the contact tracing seems to be comprehensive. Source: http://web.archive.org/web/20201005191811/https://www.health.go.ug/covid/
Uganda 2020-09-26 2020-11-23 H6: Facial Coverings It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website. Source: http://web.archive.org/web/20201005153438/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/coronavirus
Uganda 2020-10-06 2021-01-18 H3: Contact tracing While contact tracing is being carried out, the MOH website lists that 2,828 contacts completed follow up while 44, 575 are under follow up - indicating that contact tracing might not be incredibly effective https://web.archive.org/web/20201019184349/https://www.health.go.ug/covid/
Uganda 2020-10-15 2021-04-23 C1: School closing "Despite rising coronavirus infections across the country, schools in Uganda reopened on Thursday after a seven-month break. The government has allowed schools to resume finalist and candidate classes for now, with no date announced yet for the return of other students. Schools were ordered to ensure COVID-19 safety measures before reopening, including handwashing facilities, temperature guns, and availability of face masks. Some institutions that failed to meet requirements will remain closed, according to the Education Ministry." Source: http://web.archive.org/web/20201202000345/https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/uganda-reopens-schools-despite-virus-fears/2007193
Uganda 2020-10-19 2020-11-08 C5: Close public transport https://web.archive.org/web/*/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/coronavirus Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is now allowed. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to carry passengers, but must stop operating by 6pm
Uganda 2020-10-19 2020-11-23 C7: Restrictions on internal movement https://web.archive.org/web/*/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/coronavirus Travel is now allowed between districts
Uganda 2020-11-09 2021-04-23 C3: Cancel public events According to the US Embassy in Uganda, gathering of about 200 people can go on with social distancing measures and wearing of masks. Please see: https://web.archive.org/web/20201123004030/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2020-11-09 2021-04-23 C4: Restrictions on gatherings According to the US Embassy in Uganda, gathering of about 200 people can go on with social distancing measures. Please see: https://web.archive.org/web/20201123004030/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2020-11-09 2021-02-22 C5: Close public transport According to the US Embassy in Uganda, public transport is generally allowed at half-capacity and all passengers are required to wear masks. Please see: https://web.archive.org/web/20201123004030/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2020-11-09 2020-12-13 C6: Stay at home requirements There is a nationwide curfew from 2100h to 0600h. Note that arriving and departing airline passengers will be exempt curfew restrictions when their flights take place during quarantine hours. However, drivers should have with them documentary evidence of their connection to passengers arriving at or departing from the airport in order to facilitate passage through police checkpoints enforcing the nationwide curfew. Motorcycle taxi (boda boda) drivers must cease their movements by 1800h. Please see: https://web.archive.org/web/20201123004030/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2020-11-24 2020-12-13 C7: Restrictions on internal movement Only some areas are still under lockdown. Officials have noted that they think the increased freedoms are responsible for increased numbers. Watch for new controls. "developing a resurgence strategy to address the spike in cases. This will be based on a set threshold which includes the number of cases and deaths in a given period." https://web.archive.org/web/20201207215630/https://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/ugandas-health-ministry-blames-lifting-of-lockdown-for-covid-19-surge-b3877b4f-c9a2-5974-a33b-9810531f0591
Uganda 2020-11-24 2021-01-11 H6: Facial Coverings Some places display usage of masks & some places refer to schools or internationals requiring them, but there is nothing on their ministry site now to tell the locals to wear masks. They use distance as a preventative measure. https://web.archive.org/web/20201207222137/https://www.health.go.ug/
Uganda 2020-12-14 2021-01-11 C6: Stay at home requirements The nationwide curfew (9pm-6am) remains in place. Source: http://web.archive.org/web/20201220163807/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2020-12-14 2021-01-18 C7: Restrictions on internal movement No restrictions on intercity or interstate travel. Source: http://web.archive.org/web/20201220163807/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-01-12 2021-02-01 C6: Stay at home requirements guidelines for quarantine are published if sick or caring for sick - https://web.archive.org/web/20210118194953if_/https://www.health.go.ug/covid/project/guidelines/?perPage=50
Uganda 2021-01-12 2021-01-18 H6: Facial Coverings Public transport notes "Not every traveller should have a face mask. ONLY those with symptoms of flu and cough MUST put on masks while travelling in public service vehicles to avoid infecting others. " https://web.archive.org/web/20210118194953if_/https://www.health.go.ug/covid/project/guidelines/?perPage=50
Uganda 2021-01-19 2021-02-01 C7: Restrictions on internal movement Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No. Public transport is generally allowed at half-capacity and all passengers are required to wear masks. https://web.archive.org/web/20210202184751/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-01-19 2021-02-01 H2: Testing policy testing eligibility tool on this website: https://web.archive.org/web/20210202184945/https://www.health.go.ug/covid/
Uganda 2021-01-19 2021-02-01 H3: Contact tracing no mention of contract tracing https://web.archive.org/web/20210202184945/https://www.health.go.ug/covid/
Uganda 2021-01-19 2021-02-01 H6: Facial Coverings When in public, wearing of masks is required and individuals are expected to maintain social distancing at all times. https://web.archive.org/web/20210202184751/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-02-02 2021-02-22 C6: Stay at home requirements A nationwide curfew is enforced from 2100h to 0600h. https://web.archive.org/web/20210208195406/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/coronavirus https://web.archive.org/web/20210208195447/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-02-02 2021-04-23 C7: Restrictions on internal movement Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No. Movement by personal vehicles is now permitted in all districts, including those with an international border, but is still limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and all must wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle. https://web.archive.org/web/20210208195406/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/coronavirus https://web.archive.org/web/20210208195447/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-02-02 2021-04-23 H2: Testing policy A laboratory test carried out on medical prescription can identify the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection. However, this test is of no use in the absence of symptoms. Your personal physician is in the best position to assess the value of the test in your case. If needed, contact your physician via telephone. The Ministry of Health's Testing Eligibility Tool recommends isolating and monitoring for those with general symptoms, while those with severe symptoms must get in contact with the Ministry of Health to arrange for a test and receive medical attention. Travelers are expected to cover all costs associated with their COVID-19 test. Average cost for testing is UGX 350,000. Delivery of test results may be via email, text message (i.e. a PDF send via WhatsApp) or physical copy. Make sure to confirm a delivery method that suits your needs before selecting a company/lab to conduct the test. It is recommended to bring a printed copy of your test results with you to the airport; an electronic copy may not be accepted. A COVID RDT Antigen test can be done next to the airport in Entebbe at the Kazuri Medical clinic (+256 0702 199 000 / +256 0787 199 788, Plot 168 Kampala Road, Katabi, Entebbe). The antigen test takes 15 minutes and costs 50 USD, certified results are provided onsite. https://web.archive.org/web/20210208211534/https://www.health.go.ug/covid/faq/ https://web.archive.org/web/20210208211617/https://www.health.go.ug/covid/project/testing-eligibility-tool/ https://web.archive.org/web/20210208195447/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-02-02 2021-04-23 H3: Contact tracing This report suggests that contact tracing has been taking place within Uganda. Additionally, the Ministry of Health reports on contacts and alerts in their regular updates on social media. https://web.archive.org/web/20210208213112/http://www.afenet.net/index.php/news/news/669-contact-tracing-during-covid-19 https://web.archive.org/web/20210208210505/https://twitter.com/MinofHealthUG https://web.archive.org/web/20210208213641/https://www.health.go.ug/
Uganda 2021-02-02 2021-03-03 H6: Facial Coverings It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. https://web.archive.org/web/20210208195406/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/coronavirus
Uganda 2021-02-23 2021-03-29 C5: Close public transport Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is now allowed. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to carry passengers, but must stop operating by 6pm. /web/20210303160558/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/coronavirus
Uganda 2021-02-23 2021-03-29 C6: Stay at home requirements https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/coronavirus A curfew remains in place from 9pm to 6am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.
Uganda 2021-03-04 2021-04-23 H6: Facial Coverings "Public transport is generally allowed at half-capacity and all passengers are required to wear masks. When in public, wearing of masks is required and individuals are expected to maintain social distancing at all times." https://web.archive.org/web/20210316065245/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-03-04 2021-05-20 H7: Vaccination policy A (health workers): AstraZeneca "The first 864,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine that been secured courtesy of the COVAX facility, arrived in the country on the 5th of March 2021. COVAX allocated 3,552,000 doses to Uganda. The remaining doses are expected in the country by June 2021." https://web.archive.org/web/20210316070336/https://www.unicef.org/uganda/stories/uganda-launches-first-phase-covid-19-vaccination-exercise
Uganda 2021-03-30 2021-04-23 C5: Close public transport Travel by public transport is allowed and boda-boda (motorcycle taxis) must stop operating by 18:00. web.archive.org/save/https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/459721/uganda-authorities-maintain-covid-19-related-restrictions-as-of-march-24-update-14
Uganda 2021-03-30 2021-04-23 C6: Stay at home requirements The curfew (2100h-0600h) remains in place. Motorcycle taxi (boda boda) drivers must cease their movements by 1800h. web.archive.org/web/20210316065245/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-04-24 2021-05-24 C1: School closing schools have reopened in a staggered manner with special terms: P6, S3 and S5 reported on March 1 and were expected to break off on May 21 and report back on June 7 for a special term that runs up to July 24. 2021 year starts in August. Article on some impacts being voiced: https://archive.vn/rZui1
Uganda 2021-04-24 2021-07-04 C3: Cancel public events Cinemas, gyms, and massage parlors have been permitted to open https://archive.vn/REAbt#selection-1917.239-1917.374
Uganda 2021-04-24 2021-05-24 C4: Restrictions on gatherings None mentioned, but there was an article on possible tighter controls and lockdowns https://archive.vn/NlNSV
Uganda 2021-04-24 2021-05-24 C5: Close public transport None for buses, but did see reports of targeted enforcement during the curfew https://archive.vn/o1KxF
Uganda 2021-04-24 2021-05-24 C6: Stay at home requirements Enforcement has been increased for the curfew https://archive.vn/o1KxF
Uganda 2021-04-24 2021-05-24 C7: Restrictions on internal movement Encouraged not to travel, but allowed freely if vaccinated. Negative tests required, 120 hours prior to travel. https://archive.vn/REAbt
Uganda 2021-04-24 2021-11-30 H2: Testing policy widely available & tracked https://web.archive.org/web/20210524171407/https://covid19.gou.go.ug/
Uganda 2021-04-24 2021-11-30 H3: Contact tracing Still no real mention on their sites of the concept of contract tracing: https://web.archive.org/web/20210524171407/https://covid19.gou.go.ug/
Uganda 2021-04-24 2021-05-24 H6: Facial Coverings most requirements are lifted, only targeting those that may be sick or showing signs now: https://archive.vn/o1KxF
Uganda 2021-05-21 2021-09-26 H7: Vaccination policy 2nd round has now been reported: https://archive.vn/yIqIg & https://archive.vn/NlNSV additional investment by UNICEF: https://archive.vn/QUZMZ
Uganda 2021-05-25 2021-07-04 C1: School closing The return of fully open schools has been delayed as a result of increasing case numbers. It is now planned for P1, P2 & P3, P6, S3, and S5 years to return on June 7th for a Special Term of June 7th - July 24th. http://web.archive.org/web/20210526174929/https://www.independent.co.ug/full-reopening-of-schools-in-doubt-again-after-covid-19-surge/
Uganda 2021-05-25 2021-07-04 C4: Restrictions on gatherings Restrictions imposed by the Ministry of Health include allowing gatherings of no more than 200 persons provided masks are worn and social distancing of 2 meters is followed. http://web.archive.org/web/20210531115312/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-05-25 2021-07-04 C5: Close public transport Public transportation is operating. Public transport operators are expected to provide sanitisation, passengers are required to wear masks, and seating is limited to half regular capacity. http://web.archive.org/web/20210531115312/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-05-25 2022-01-24 C6: Stay at home requirements A nation wide curfew is in place between 21:00 and 5:30. Breaching of the curfew rule is only permitted for those with a flight during these hours. http://web.archive.org/web/20210531121648/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/coronavirus
Uganda 2021-05-25 2021-07-04 C7: Restrictions on internal movement There are no restrictions on internal movement anymore. http://web.archive.org/web/20210531115312/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-05-25 2022-01-24 H6: Facial Coverings Masks are required to be worn in all public areas. http://web.archive.org/web/20210531121648/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/coronavirus
Uganda 2021-07-05 2022-01-09 C1: School closing As of June 18, all schools and educational institutions are required to close for 42 days. Link: https://web.archive.org/web/20210719151210/https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/492531/uganda-authorities-tighten-covid-19-related-restrictions-nationwide-at-least-through-late-july-update-18 https://web.archive.org/web/20210719151700/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-07-05 2022-01-24 C3: Cancel public events As of June 18, public gatherings, except for the cabinet and legislature, are banned for 42 days. Social gatherings (including burials and weddings) must be restricted to core family only and have no more than 20 persons in attendance provided masks are worn and social distancing of two meters is followed. Link: https://web.archive.org/web/20210719151700/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-07-05 2021-09-26 C4: Restrictions on gatherings Public gatherings, except for the cabinet and legislature, are banned for 42 days. Social gatherings (including burials and weddings) must be restricted to core family only and have no more than 20 persons in attendance provided masks are worn and social distancing of two meters is followed. Link: https://web.archive.org/web/20210719151700/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-07-05 2021-08-02 C5: Close public transport All public and private transport is suspended for 42 days, starting June 18, 2021, except for cargo vehicles, registered tourist vehicles, emergency vehicles, and essential workers’ vehicles. Link: https://web.archive.org/web/20210719151210/https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/492531/uganda-authorities-tighten-covid-19-related-restrictions-nationwide-at-least-through-late-july-update-18 https://web.archive.org/web/20210719151700/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-07-05 2022-01-04 C7: Restrictions on internal movement Interdistrict transport is banned, beginning June 18, 2021 for 42 days. Travel between Kampala, Wakiso, and Mukono is allowed, but not between other districts. Cargo trucks (with no more than two people) and registered tourist vehicles will be permitted to move between districts. Link: https://web.archive.org/web/20210719151700/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-08-03 2021-08-10 C5: Close public transport Public transport may operate at 50% capacity. https://web.archive.org/web/20210806164040/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-08-11 2021-09-26 C5: Close public transport Public transport may operate at 50% capacity. https://web.archive.org/web/20210806164040/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-09-27 2022-06-24 C4: Restrictions on gatherings According to the UK embassy: "Places of worship are open but with a maximum of 200 worshipers only. Marriages and funerals are also permitted but with a maximum of 200 attendees and must observe COVID rules strictly." http://web.archive.org/web/20211018203618/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/coronavirus
Uganda 2021-09-27 2022-05-09 C5: Close public transport According to the UK Embassy: "Public transport is operating at 50% capacity only and must adhere to COVID guidance, including no air conditioning." http://web.archive.org/web/20211018203618/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/coronavirus
Uganda 2021-09-27 2021-11-30 H7: Vaccination policy According to the US Embassy: "Uganda is part of the global COVAX initiative and has received a first round of Astra-Zeneca vaccine?as well as two donated allotments of Astra-Zeneca vaccine.?Additional vaccine?donations of Astra-Zeneca, Moderna (through COVAX from the U.S.), Pfizer (from the U.S. government), and Sinovac (from the Chinese government) have recently been received. Vaccine supplies remain limited, however, and high-risk groups (healthcare workers, those >50years, teachers, and those with underlying conditions) continue to be prioritized.?Private health entities have plans to purchase vaccines that will be offered to paying clients as part of the overall national vaccine plans. Precise dates or locations where vaccines for purchase would be available have not yet been publicized." http://web.archive.org/web/20211018204614/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-12-01 2022-01-09 H2: Testing policy Testing is available, however the cost (UGX 180,000-240,000) may limit access for some individuals. https://web.archive.org/web/20211201071151/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-12-01 2022-01-09 H3: Contact tracing Initially, contact tracing was driven by central teams deployed to the 14 Ministry of Health regions. A major challenge was that central contact tracing teams could not adequately support all regions and districts. Subsequently, the contact tracing leadership role transitioned to existing district and community health teams. https://web.archive.org/web/20211204145914/https://www.ajtmh.org/view/journals/tpmd/104/4/article-p1179.xml
Uganda 2021-12-01 2021-12-20 H7: Vaccination policy Vaccines are available for anyone over 18 years of age; however, refrigeration and logistical issues are impeding distribution. Additionally, vaccination sites are often difficult to reach in rural areas, especially for the elderly. https://archive.vn/o4qaA https://web.archive.org/web/20211214001012/https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-business-health-africa-coronavirus-vaccine-98444cf20969e725bd67030264375b77 https://web.archive.org/web/20211201071151/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2021-12-21 2022-01-24 H7: Vaccination policy Uganda is part of the global COVAX initiative and has received several types of vaccine. Currently the country has AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, and Sinovac available for free to anyone over 18 years of age, although recipients are not able to choose which vaccine they receive. Those over 50 years of age, healthcare workers, teachers, and those with underlying conditions are being prioritized. https://archive.ph/lmsnJ
Uganda 2022-01-05 2022-02-07 C7: Restrictions on internal movement As of 5 January, no restrictions on internal movement are in effect. https://web.archive.org/web/20220107015619/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2022-01-10 2022-01-24 C1: School closing Education Minister John Muyingo said all primary and secondary students would automatically resume classes a year above where they left off and urged schools to follow health protocols. “All schools have implemented guidelines and standard operating procedures to ensure the safe return of children to schools, and measures have been put in place to ensure those who don’t comply do so,” he told AFP. http://web.archive.org/web/20220124161020/https://guardian.ng/news/ugandan-children-back-to-school-after-nearly-2-year-covid-closure/
Uganda 2022-01-10 -- H2: Testing policy http://web.archive.org/web/20220124163458/https://www.afro.who.int/node/12573 The government has made available
Uganda 2022-01-10 -- H3: Contact tracing No policies found
Uganda 2022-01-25 2022-02-07 C1: School closing Schools are fully open https://archive.ph/ppPoi
Uganda 2022-01-25 2022-05-09 C2: Workplace closing Nearly two years after the government shut down bars and nightclubs and banned outdoor musical performances and other entertainment activities to combat COVID-19, the country's nightlife is roaring back. https://archive.ph/Nnha9
Uganda 2022-01-25 2022-05-09 C3: Cancel public events Places of worship are open but with a maximum of 200 worshipers only. Marriages and funerals are also permitted, but with a maximum of 200 attendees and must observe COVID rules strictly. https://archive.ph/ebKoP
Uganda 2022-01-25 -- C6: Stay at home requirements Is a curfew in place??No.? https://archive.ph/D2vtf
Uganda 2022-01-25 2022-05-09 H6: Facial Coverings It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. https://archive.ph/ebKoP
Uganda 2022-01-25 -- H7: Vaccination policy Uganda is part of the global COVAX initiative and has received several types of vaccine. Currently the country has AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, and Sinovac available for free to anyone over 18 years of age, although recipients are not able to choose which vaccine they receive. Those over 50 years of age, healthcare workers, teachers, and those with underlying conditions are being prioritized. https://archive.ph/D2vtf
Uganda 2022-02-08 2022-05-09 C1: School closing Schools have opened with standard operating procedures due to COVID https://web.archive.org/web/20220221202203/https://www.education.go.ug/covid-19-sector-response/
Uganda 2022-02-08 2022-03-07 C7: Restrictions on internal movement Public transport is now operating at full capacity but passengers must adhere to COVID guidance, including no air conditioning
Uganda 2022-03-08 -- C7: Restrictions on internal movement Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel??No.? https://web.archive.org/web/20220404103153/https://ug.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-page/
Uganda 2022-04-05 2022-06-24 H1: Public information campaigns No policy found https://web.archive.org/web/20220418110404/https://www.health.go.ug/covid/
Uganda 2022-05-10 -- C1: School closing On January 10, Uganda reopened schools after the longest closure in the world due to the coronavirus pandemic. For most students, it was their first time back in the classroom in nearly two years. Web Archive: https://archive.ph/PfLoK
Uganda 2022-05-10 2022-05-10 C2: Workplace closing Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place. Restaurant and bar patrons require proof of vaccination. Some government buildings may require evidence that you are fully vaccinated to allow entry. Other businesses have reopened without restrictions on closing hours, though strict health protocols remain in effect. Archived sources: https://web.archive.org/web/20220606061839/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/coronavirus https://archive.ph/K6SO4
Uganda 2022-05-10 -- C3: Cancel public events Concerts and other social events can occur with no restrictions on capacity. Places of worship are open but with a maximum of 200 worshipers only. Marriages and funerals are also permitted, but with a maximum of 200 attendees and must observe COVID rules strictly. Archived sources: https://web.archive.org/web/20220606061839/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/coronavirus https://archive.ph/K6SO4
Uganda 2022-05-10 2022-06-06 C5: Close public transport Public transportation is operational at full capacity but is only accessible to vaccinated people. Web Archive: https://archive.ph/K6SO4
Uganda 2022-05-10 2022-06-06 H6: Facial Coverings The Ugandan Ministry of Health has advised that fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear a face mask outdoors provided there are no crowds. Archived source: https://web.archive.org/web/20220606061839/https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/coronavirus
Uganda 2022-05-11 2022-06-24 C2: Workplace closing all workplaces (including bars, resturants and entertainment services)are fully opened https://web.archive.org/web/20220624145105/https:/www.theeastafrican.co.ke/tea/magazine/kampala-back-to-its-partying-ways-like-it-is-2019-3704342
Uganda 2022-06-07 2022-06-24 C5: Close public transport only vaccinated people use public transportation. https://web.archive.org/web/20220624152942/https://crisis24.garda.com/alerts/2022/03/uganda-authorities-maintain-covid-19-measures-unchanged-as-of-march-16-update-31
Uganda 2022-06-07 2022-06-24 H6: Facial Coverings Uganda's Health Ministry said Wednesday that people fully vaccinated will not be required to wear face masks where there are no crowds outdoors. While giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in the country, Health Minister Ruth Aceng told reporters that people whether vaccinated or not, while indoors or in closed spaces where social distancing cannot be achieved, must wear a face mask at all times
Uganda 2022-06-25 -- C2: Workplace closing Uganda's borders have re-opened for travel, and domestic restrictions are mostly lifted. Non-essential businesses and attractions in Uganda are open. Some facilities require proof of vaccination to enter. https://web.archive.org/web/20220724105415/https://www.tripsguard.com/destination/uganda?origin=kenya&passport=kenya&vaccinated=unvaccinated
Uganda 2022-06-25 -- C4: Restrictions on gatherings Uganda's borders have re-opened for travel, and domestic restrictions are mostly lifted. Non-essential businesses and attractions in Uganda are open. Some facilities require proof of vaccination to enter. https://web.archive.org/web/20220724105415/https://www.tripsguard.com/destination/uganda?origin=kenya&passport=kenya&vaccinated=unvaccinated
Uganda 2022-06-25 -- C5: Close public transport Public transportation in Uganda is operating in a reduced capacity. https://web.archive.org/web/20220724105415/https://www.tripsguard.com/destination/uganda?origin=kenya&passport=kenya&vaccinated=unvaccinated
Uganda 2022-06-25 -- H1: Public information campaigns Government website with information and announcements on Covid-19 is available. https://web.archive.org/web/20220724111540/https://www.health.go.ug/covid/document/guidelines-for-the-use-of-masks/
Uganda 2022-06-25 -- H6: Facial Coverings It is required to wear a face mask in all public places. https://web.archive.org/web/20220724105415/https://www.tripsguard.com/destination/uganda?origin=kenya&passport=kenya&vaccinated=unvaccinated.

TB Notifications Compared to Pre-Pandemic Years

One way to examine the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on TB notifications is to look at TB notification levels before the start of the pandemic compared to the levels during the pandemic. This chart plots the average yearly TB notifications for 2020 and 2021, with 2019’s yearly average notifications as a reference. Average monthly TB notifications since January 2020 are also included to show variation within the pandemic years.

About the Data

The data used to generate the dashboards was obtained through the World Health Organization’s public website. The data includes the WHO TB burden estimates and data organized by countries, regions, and themes. These graphic representations are subject to change over time as data is updated.

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