Ugandan court dismisses criminal charges against 20 LGBTQIA youths

Maverick Citizen Op-ed: Ugandan court dismisses criminal charges against 20 LGBTQIA youths

On 22 March, Uganda reported its first case of Covid-19. Subsequently, on 30 March, President Yoweri Museveni announced restrictive measures to contain the spread of the virus, which included closing the Ugandan borders both land and air, closing all educational institutions and places of worship, a ban on public and private transport, a ban on public gatherings and meetings of more than 10 people, and a 14-day lockdown followed by a curfew between 7pm and 6.30am.