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In declaring a national wide lockdown on the evening of 30th March 2020, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni made it clear how seriously the government views the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. An infectious virus that has disrupted various sectors within Uganda’s economy – the Arts & Cultural sector being the hardest hit. “Social-distancing” a measure being adopted globally to contain the spread of coronavirus cannot work hand in hand with an industry that solely relies on communal gatherings and social close interactions as the DNA of its business model.

With the new measures in place, hundreds of artists and arts organizations in Uganda are facing an unprecedented loss of livelihood and incomes due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place to contain it.

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