Right Group Urges Uganda to Respect Rights in COVID-19 Response

The Ugandan government should ensure that its security forces refrain from using excessive force or committing other abuses when enforcing measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch has said. There has also been calls for government to release the 20 LGBT+ people that were charged with risking the spread of coronavirus, saying that they were deliberately targeted.

Uganda has 44 COVID-19 cases so far and no deaths and the ministry of Health plans to turn Mandela National Stadium into a health facility as the number of cases increase.

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