UAE Suspends Flights From Uganda Over Omicron  COVID-19 Outbreak

UAE Suspends Flights From Uganda Over Omicron COVID-19 Outbreak

By Ivan Mwine

Authorities in Dubai and the entire United Arab Emirates (UAE) have suspended all flights from Uganda as a result of the increasing cases of the new Omicron COVID-19 strain.

News coming in from trusted sources indicates however that although departures have been temporarily suspended, incoming Emirates flights from Dubai are still operational.

According to the Ministry of Health,  the number of confirmed cases of Omicron has increased from 7 to 25 since its outbreak a few months ago.

Currently, the number of positive cases among incoming travelers has increased from a daily average of 6 to 90 in the past 7 days.

Meanwhile, results of COVID-19 tests done on 26 December 2021according Ministry of Health officials confirm 907 new cases, bringing the cumulative confirmed cases to 135,998, out of which 3,285 have died and 98,321 recovered from the pandemic.

It should be noted that the Omicron strain affects both infants and adults  because of the speed at which it is spreading, several countries in Europe, Asia have since announced a lockdown and banned passenger flights in a bid to curb infections especially during the festive season.

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