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UN postpones Africa climate change meet due to virus

AP , Monday 9 Mar 2020
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The United Nations' climate change agency has postponed a regional conference that was to be held in Uganda in April because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Africa Climate Week was scheduled April 20-24 in Kampala. The U.N. climate change secretariat said Friday that the meeting will be held at a later, undetermined date.

It says Uganda will still host the meeting, which is intended as a forum to share ways for governments to implement the Paris Agreement on cutting greenhouse gas emissions in Africa.

The U.N. agency notes that Uganda's health ministry has issued guidance to place people arriving from countries most affected by the virus outbreak to be held in quarantine at government hospitals if they display symptoms. They are placed in self-isolation for 14 days if they don't display symptoms.

 

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