KABALE – A total of 95 people who were from Rwanda aboard two Jaguar buses were on Sunday, March 22, 2020, quarantined in Kabale district for fear of spreading coronavirus.
The group, who included Metropolitan Innocentious Byakatonda, the Orthodox Archbishop in Charge of Burundi and Rwanda, were isolated at Kirigime Guest house in Kabale district.
The group had been blocked from entering Uganda after authorities suspended all movements in attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
But following consultations with the Health Ministry, the group was allowed to stay the hotel at the government cost.
Alfred Besigensi, the Kabale District Health Officer, said health and security officials will keep watch of the guest house while monitoring the health condition of the passengers as well as prevent them from escaping.
Besigensi called upon the public to remain vigilant and inform relevant health authorities in case they detect any person presents with Covid-19 like symptoms.
By Sunday, Uganda had registered one case of Covid-19 of a 36-year old Ugandan businessman who arrived from Dubai aboard Ethiopian Airlines on Saturday. He reportedly returned to Uganda on March 21, 2020 at around 2 am aboard Ethiopian airlines.
On the other hand, Rwanda as of Saturday, had recorded 17 confirmed cases of coronavirus, the highest number in the East Africa region.
Rwanda has also suspended all “unnecessary movements” outside the home and clamped down on travel across its borders, in one of the toughest measures yet imposed in sub-Saharan Africa to curb the spread of the coronavirus.