The Ugandan Government has announced a number of measures in an attempt to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Measures aimed at social distancing are creating a host of issues and implications for the corporate governance of companies and organisations. As associations enter into the Annual General Meeting (AGM) season, many are considering changing the format of their AGM from an in-person meeting to a virtual-only or hybrid meeting.
In just a few weeks, 30 African countries have reported cases of COVID-19 Virus, the latest being Tanzania and Somalia which have reported their first cases of corona-virus at the time of this writing. In response, many countries have shut down schools, churches, businesses and banned concerts and gatherings. There are now 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the six countries in East Africa.