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Uganda’s parliament shut for disinfection over Covid-19

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Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.

Uganda’s parliament has been shutdown temporarily for two weeks due to the surge in coronavirus cases.

The country is now battling a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and the government has taken measures to contain the spread.

A statement from the government said the closure of the parliament will take effect from 28 June to 11 July.

This is to allow for disinfection of the parliamentary buildings after more than 100 people in legislature tested positive for the virus.

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According to Chris Obore, parliament’s director of communications and public affairs, the closure of the parliament will prevent the facility from becoming a hotspot.

President Yoweri Museveni has already impose a lockdown as part of measures to contain the spread of the virus.

East Africa is becoming a hot spot for the virus as the number of people testing positive continues to rise.

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