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International tourism to plunge up to 80% due to virus: UN

Madrid, Spain | AFP | The number of international tourist arrivals could plunge by 60 to 80 percent in 2020 owing to the coronavirus, the World Tourism Organization said Thursday, revising its previous forecast sharply lower. Widespread travel restrictions and the closure of airports and national borders to curb the spread …

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Tourism paying price for coronavirus outbreak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | When China finally publicly admitted that what was killing people in the city of Wuhan was coronavirus, no Ugandan would even remotely think its effects would reverberate as far as far as Kanungu, Nwoya, Kaabong, Kisoro or Rubirizi districts. The five districts have one …

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Uganda restricts travel to US and UK

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda has restricted travelling to nine more countries that have been hit by COVID 19.  The affected countries are San Marino, Belgium, USA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Austria and Malaysia.  According to the health ministry, these countries have reported large cumulative numbers of infected …

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