Uganda's Primates' National Parks Re-opens

Uganda's primates' national parks re-opens

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Uganda re-opens all its primates' national park for tourists planning to visit Uganda amidst the prevailing coronavirus although it’s accompanied by strict standard operating policies.


Uganda’s primates’ national park was closed in late March by the government due to the outbreak of the COVID -19 to avoid the virus from spreading to the primates.


Uganda’s primates’ national parks include Bwindi impenetrable forest national park which is a hub for mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, Mgahinga national park which is a haven for golden monkeys and mountain gorillas, Kibale forest national park home to chimpanzees and other 12 primate species.


The Ugandan government has set strict standard operating policies through Uganda wildlife authority, ministry of tourism, wildlife and antiquities which will help to avoid the spread of coronavirus to mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, golden monkeys, and other primates species.


Uganda’s standard operating policies include visitors and staff must wash hands, sanitize, and have their body temperature checked.


All staff, visitors and truckers must wear masks, only a maximum of 8 people are allowed to track a gorilla family per day and a maximum of 6 people are allowed to track a chimpanzee family at a time while observing social-distancing.