KAMPALA – Six Chinese nationals have been convicted by the Nakawa Magistrate’s Court after they pleaded guilty to escaping from quarantine.
Mr Huang Haiguiang, Mr Li Chaochyan, Mr Lin Xiaofang , Mr Qin Shening, Mr Liang Xinging and Mr Huang Wei on Tuesday, April 21 appeared before Chief Magistrate Ruth Nabaasa before they pleaded guilty of disobeying lawful orders, an act likely to spread infection of disease.
The magistrate then remanded the Chinese nationals until May 4 when they will appear for sentencing.
Prosecution led by Ms Annette Namatovu states that on the 19th day of March 2020 at Kibuli Hotel Africa in Kampala knowing or having reason to believe that it was likely to spread the infection of a disease dangerous to life, the six Chinese nationals unlawfully or negligently escaped from self quarantined at the said hotel without completing their fourteen mandatory days against COVID 19 to Zombo district.
According to the court records, the six Chinese arrived at Entebbe international airport aboard Ethiopian Airlines on March 10, 2020 and had been subjected to 14 days self quarantine at Kibuli Hotel Africa but decided but they decided to defy the orders of the Ministry of Health I’m decided to run away under unclear circumstances.