Impact of a national lockdown for COVID-19 on morbidity and mortality among children with sickle cell anaemia at a tertiary care hospital in Uganda

Ruth Namazzi, Robert Opoka, Andrea Conroy, Dibyadyuti Datta, Micheal Goings, Chandy John

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Abstract

COVID-19 and its prevention has put considerable strain on health care systems in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). In Uganda, a national lockdown was declared on March 18, 2020, in response to COVID-19 pandemic and concern of spread of cases without aggressive measures to prevent spread. The lockdown consisted of closure of all offices except essential ones, orders to stay at home unless an emergency occurred, school closure, a ban on all meetings of more than 10 people, a ban on public and private transport, closing down of all shops, malls, restaurants, places of worship and other facilities in which group meetings might occur, keeping a distance of at least 2 metres from other people in public places and a 7:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. curfew. Hospitals however remained open and operational.

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JournalPaediatrics and Child Health, East Africa
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020

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