COVID-19: NEW DAWN FOR THE WORK PLACE Reflections for a ‘Typical’ Ugandan Employer

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Ivan Engoru




SINCE its outbreak in the Peoples Republic of China [PRC] city of Wuhan reportedly, in December 2019 ], the deadly Covid-19 continues to dominate every aspect of human life across the globe. It has indiscriminately claimed lives , devastated global economy threatening even the biggest economies of the world. The working people of the world have not been spared. Jobs have been acutely threatened, employees continue to live in uncertainties as the virus continues to spread across international frontiers. As scientists, of all formations, across the world, ponder about the long-lasting solution to the virus, no one for sure knows, how both the science and economics of this virus will play out. So far, governments have put in place measures from a public health perspective in a bid to prevent the spread and mortality. Uganda’s response can best be described as progressive: from massive public awareness initially, to restrictions on movements of persons and complete close down of ‘non-essential’ work places.