Nearly 350 Rwandans living in Uganda have been expelled by Ugandan authorities over charges of “spreading the coronavirus,” Rwandan local media reported on Friday.

A total of 342 Rwandan citizens had been left at “ungazetted entry points” to Rwanda’s Northern Province by Thursday evening, daily The New Times quoted local officials as saying.

The report quoted social media posts by some of the deported Rwandan citizens saying that Ugandan authorities, mainly the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), had accused them of spreading COVID-19 without even testing them for the virus.

“UPDF officers accused us of being coronavirus carriers without

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