We established rapid local viral sequencing to document the genomic diversity of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 entering Uganda. Virus lineages closely followed the travel origins of infected persons. Our sequence data provide an important baseline for tracking any further transmission of the virus throughout the country and region.


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Bugembe, D., Kayiwa, J., Phan, M., Tushabe, P., Balinandi, S., Dhaala, B., Lexow, J., Mwebesa, H., Aceng, J., Kyobe, H., Ssemwanga, D., Lutwama, J., Kaleebu, P. & Cotten, M. 2020, 'Main routes of entry and genomic diversity of SARS-CoV-2, Uganda', Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(10), pp. 2411-2415. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2610.202575

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