The Uganda government instituted a second COVID-19 lockdown in June 2021 for 42 days to contain the health impact of the second wave of the pandemic. This slowed and, in some cases, halted business recovery from the March 2020 lockdown. In addition, schools that had barely recovered from the 2020 lockdown were closed, worsening employment prospects for teachers.
Using a random weighted sample of 149 businesses and 44 schools spread across 22 districts, this report compares the effects on businesses of the first lockdown to that of the second. The results suggest a higher reduction in business activity and demand for products of 70 percent of businesses in the second lockdown.
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- Published On: October 22, 2021