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Govt Backtracks On Move To Evacuate Stranded Ugandans In Qatar

Entebbe International Airport is now deserted due to COVID-19 measures/Courtesy photo

The Government of Uganda through its Embassy in Qatar has cancelled the earlier plan to evacuate Ugandans stranded in the Middle East Country.

The Embassy had in its 31st May 2020 statement informed Ugandans in Qatar who wished to travel back to Uganda that there will b a flight leaving Doha to Entebbe on 6th June 2020.

The Embassy asked Ugandans to avail it with details for coordination purposes but they (Ugandans) were to foot t air ticket payments.

However, in a statement dated June 1, 2020, the Embassy says the earlier communication was “prematurely communicated to you and is not confirmed and therefore request all those who have registered to be patient as the Embassy coordinates with authorities in Uganda on the appropriate arrangements will be communicated.”

The Embassy however encouraged Ugandans who haven’t registered to do so.

It is worth noting that President Yoweri Museveni ordered for the closure of Entebbe International Airport for passenger flights as a way of fighting COVID-19.

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