Eddy Kenzo among stranded Ugandans expected to return next week

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Ugandan music icon Eddy Kenzo is among more than 1000 stranded  Ugandans who are expected to return to the country next week, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In a statement released on Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated that it expects 1,125 Ugandans to return between July 18 and 24 from various regions and countries including Cote d’Ivoire where Kenzo got stuck when the borders were closed as a way of stopping the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

The ministry has now cleared seven flights to fly in over 1,000 returnees. The exercise will then be halted for another two weeks to reduce congestion in the quarantine centres.

Ugandan airlines today morning announced a repatriation flight scheduled for 24th July 2020 that will pick Ugandans in West Africa. The flight will return those from Lagos, Accra, Abidjan & Douala to Entebbe.

Eddy Kenzo has been stuck outside the country after borders were closed back in March 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. He had traveled to Ivory Coast to perform at a concert during that period.

All returnees undergo mandatory institutional quarantine for 14 days. 

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