08 March 2020 – Mandatory quarantine for all travellers from worst hit countries

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Immigration
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health. Implementation is various government agencies including the WHO.

Overview: Mandatory quarantine implemented for high risk countries as defined by the Ministry of Health. All international travellers were targeted including Ugandan Nationals. The intended effect was to reduce the risk of community transmission.
Full details here: https://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Coronavirus-Govt-quarantine-travellers-worst-hit-countries/688334-5483052-u7fqclz/index.html

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Learning from other jurisdictions
Evidence/Justification: Unclear, but it is suggested in the article that the justification is based off of similar practices in nearby countries. In addition, the press statement was made with the country director of the WHO present.