National Unity Platform(NUP) president Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has been barred from going to United States of America over Covid-19.
Bobi Wine on Wednesday left Uganda for USA via Qatar to attend the Diaspora events including the ‘Uganda Action Day and Convention’ scheduled for this weekend but while at Doha he was denied to proceed with his journey due to Covid-19 restrictions.
“When I got to Doha in Qatar, it was noted that I was in South Africa less than two weeks back. Apparently, there are still Coronavirus related restrictions for anyone who has been in South Africa (and a host of other countries) from proceeding to the United States until after fourteen days. Unfortunately, we didn’t detect this earlier. Officials at Entebbe were also unaware of this restriction so they did not advise in it,” the former presidential candidate said in a Facebook post on Thursday.
Due to the development, Bobi Wine has since canceled his flight to USA.
” It is on that account that I had to cancel my onward travel to USA and return to Uganda this morning.This notwithstanding, the planned activities this weekend will proceed. There are several NUP leaders who are already in the US including Hon. Zaake Francis, Hon. Kayemba Solo and Chairman Nyanzi. Other NUP leaders are also on their way to take part in the activities. I will also be part of the event virtually, together with a team of leaders who are not able to travel for one reason or another.
“I apologise for any inconveniences this may cause to all of you who anticipated my physical presence at the Convention and other events. In the coming weeks, I’ll definitely be able to come for various interactions and events,” he noted.
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