KAMPALA — The Ministry of Health has clarified that it erroneously announced that Uganda was on Saturday, June 13th set to receive the first group of passengers arriving from abroad following the Coronavirus lockdown worldwide.
Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng at the weekend told a a press conference that 300 people would be arriving on Saturday 13th June and the Ministry of Health was ready to quarantine them. She said people will be arriving every after two weeks.
But the Civil Aviation Authority confirmed that there were no flights coming in to bring a large number of Ugandans. the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem said he was not aware of the return of the Ugandans, saying that he was to consult with the Permanent secretary.
Mr Emmanuel Ainebyona, the spokesperson Ministry of Health, on Saturday said while over 2,300 Ugandans will be repatriated, no flight repatriating Ugandans is arriving into the country today.
“The exact date will be communicated in due course,” he said