Atwine says the measures will "protect the credibility of the country's health system at meeting international obligations" and also "to deter further blacklisting of Uganda from international travel arrangements". Last month the United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom banned flights from Uganda due to the surging number of COVID-19 cases.
The suspects who were arrested on Thursday by a team of detectives from the State House Anti-Corruption Unit and the Police. They appeared in Court on Friday afternoon before Nabweru Grade one court Magistrate Awechadi Freedi.
Philip Nkwarsibwe, a medical officer attached to Gulu Government Main Prison told police that the deceased was battling heart disease and Tuberculosis –TB and that he was previously admitted to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital on June 26th before being discharged on July 3rd.
Colonel Malik Atocho, the alleged commander of the attack on the UPDF barracks in Zombo in March 2020 that left four Soldiers dead, was whisked off from Arua hospital on Friday evening under tight UPDF security for further management in Kampala after his condition deteriorated.