Uganda to deny unvaccinated MPs access to parliament

Unvaccinated Ugandan MPs will be denied access to the country’s parliament from Monday.

Deputy Speaker Anita Among said the move was to “demonstrate a good example in support of the government’s public health policy”.

The privately-owned Nile Post website reported that Uganda’s parliament becomes the third state institution to ban non-vaccinated people following similar moves by the Ministry of Health and the government-run National Medical Stores.

President Yoweri Museveni said last week that many Ugandans were hesitant to get the jab but expressed hope that some 12 million residents would be vaccinated by the end of December.

So far more than three million vaccine dosses have been given countrywide.

The East African nation has so far suffered just over 3,000 Covid-19 deaths, according to the government.

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