News24.com | Uganda to shut flights to and from India amid coronavirus surge

A health worker administers the AstraZeneca vaccine to a member of the Gurugram Police in Gurugram, India on February 5, 2021.

A medical professional administers the AstraZeneca vaccine to a member of the Gurugram Police in Gurugram, India on February 5, 2021.

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Uganda will suspend flights to and from India after middle of the night on Saturday amid the coronavirus surge within the Southeast Asian nation, the nation’s health ministry acknowledged on Friday, two days after neighbouring Kenya did the identical.

Also on Friday, a senior Ugandan health decent acknowledged the nation has detected the Indian variant of the fresh coronavirus, igniting fears the East African nation would per chance endure a resurgence of cases proper when its outbreak has waned.

The pinnacle of the African Union’s illness defend watch over physique John Nkengasong told a news conference on Thursday that the raging recount of the pandemic is India is a wake-up demand Africa that its governments and voters must no longer let their guards down.

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