Uganda Airlines suspends operations over coronavirus

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Uganda Airlines aircraft at Entebbe Int. Airport; Online Photo

Uganda Airlines has suspended all its operations as part of government’s measures to forestall the spread of coronavirus.

The national carrier said on Sunday that it would suspend operations effective Monday until further notice.

“This is in the interest of ensuring the safety of our customers, staff and the public, compliance with the rapidly evolving travel restrictions and the various national and international obligations in the global fight against COVID-19 pandemic.” the Airline communicated on Sunday.

Clients holding tickets for travel during this period have been advised to re-book and fly at a future date or request for a refund.
Ticket changes are free of charge and that the national carrier is offering a waiver for change fees on all flights across its network.

This comes two days after Uganda registered its first of covid-19 case on Saturday. A 36-year-old Ugandan arrived in the country from Dubai aboard Ethiopian airlines and tested positive for the virus. As a result, President Museveni ordered closure of all borders and suspended passenger flights.

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