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Opinion: Lockdown - A challenge of our time.

posted onJuly 9, 2021

“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”  – Martin Luther King, Jr. 

When it first emerged out of the Chinese city of Wuhan in 2019, not many in Uganda ever imagined it would rapidly become a global health nuisance - a pandemic. 

In Uganda, it appeared a week after president Museveni first placed us in lockdown. For many in Uganda, this was the first time they had ever heard of “lockdown”. It was the first time, save for those fortunate to be married, many had ever experienced “curfew”!!