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Thank you again to everyone who has generously donated to our emergency appeal to support slum families through the coronavirus crisis. To date we have received £54,344, which is helping many hundreds of slum families survive through a long period of total lockdown. We will continue to support them until the crisis and its after-effects are over.

Uganda has reportedly had the toughest restrictions in the whole of Africa. Lately reactions to it have been getting out of hand, so the government is starting to ease down the lockdown. Most shops and restaurants have opened.

The lockdown is still in force but in schools, exam candidate classes (P7, S4 and S6) are due to restart on June 4. Our team has laid its plans… staff can provide masks for the children (our tailors have been making them), they can spread out the children and have sanitisers available. However we have to wait for guidance from the Ministry of Education before re-opening.

Helpfully, restrictions on travel within Uganda have been lifted slightly and private cars are now allowed with three occupants (in masks that the government has said it will issue to everyone). Public transport was due to re-start on the June 4 but again that won’t happen until the masks are available.

Most cases testing positive at the moment are from truck drivers or their contacts. All foreign truck drivers who test positive at the borders now get sent back to their home countries.