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Uganda is receiving repatriation nationals amid coronavirus

Uganda is receiving repatriation nationals amid coronavirus www.africanstand.com


KAMPALA – Uganda is receiving hundreds of nationals via repatriation flights with the latest being arrivals from Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Ethiopia, local news outlet, the Monitor reported.

Most of the 137 Afghan returnees were private security guards who Saturday evening aboard Egypt Air. Other arrivals at the Entebbe International Airport included 72 humanitarian workers and diplomats from Juba, South Sudan, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They arrived aboard Ethiopian Airlines.

A Health Ministry official confirmed that all 207 people were transported to various quarantine centres, all private hotels. Uganda is also expecting repatriations from South Africa, the US, United Arab Emirates, and India.

Meanwhile, a report that nationals living in China had refused to return home continue to stoke reactions which are disputing widely reported claims made by the foreign affairs minister last week.

Minister Henry Okello Oryem told Daily Monitor newspaper that many Ugandans in China had resumed work after their government intervened following reports of mistreatment.

The ministry in a press statement termed the protests by Africans living in China against mistreatment there as having been a result of “miscommunication among local authorities about how to handle foreign nationals as they control the spread of coronavirus”.

  • Total confirmed cases = 859
  • Total recoveries = 794
  • Total deaths = 0
  • Active cases = 65

Source: AfricaNews

Johnny Mapesa

Written by Johnny Mapesa

Johnny Mapesa is an award-winning Kenyan journalist who is driven with passion and has worked for several media brands both locally and internationally and currently working with African Stand.

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