29 January 2020 – Public advised to use general preventative strategies (avoiding handshakes, washing hands, etc.)

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Health, Private Sector and Businesses
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health, no clear lead on implementation.

Overview: The general public was advised to implement preventative strategies for the spread of COVID-19, namely avoiding shaking hands, encouraging regular usage of hand soaps/hand sanitizer, and avoiding crowded areas. The intended effect was to make regular hygienic activities more popular.
Full details here: https://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Ugandans-advised-avoid-crowded-areas-handshakes-coronavirus/688334-5436318-10weow1z/index.html

Type of Justification: No justification given