Uganda, South Sudan COVID-19 Patient Deportations Test EAC Unity

Uganda and South Sudan governments' decisions to deport a Tanzanian and Kenyan nationals who tested positive for COVID-19 has strained relations among East African Community member countries, putting at risk cross-border movement of goods in the region. The repatriations, which are against World Health Organisation guidelines on how to handle pandemics such as the COVID-19 outbreak, have also put to test EAC common market and free movement protocols.

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