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RwandAir has suspended flights to Entebbe, Uganda due to increasing COVID-19 cases in the country.
In a statement released last night, RwandAir announced that the decision takes effect from 10th June 2021.
“Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in Uganda, RwandAir announces the suspension of its flights to Entebbe effective 10 June 2021, until further notice. RwandAir sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience caused,” reads part of the statement.
“Affected customers can rebook and fly at a later date, once flights resume at no additional cost-or request refund,” adds the statement.
Uganda is among regional countries that have been registering surge in COVID-19 cases towards the end of May 2021 which prompted the suspension of schools and inter-district lockdown.
Uganda has recorded 56,949 new COVID-19 cases while 402 people succumbed to the virus since the pandemic emerged in the country. The prevalence of positivity rate is at 17%.
RwandAir has been operating six weekly flights from and to Uganda. During COVID-19 pandemic, passengers were required to have COVID-19 negative test results within the past 72 hours.