In a statement released on Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated that it expects 1,125 Ugandans to return between July 18 and 24 from various regions and countries including Cote d'Ivoire where Kenzo got stuck when the borders were closed as a way of stopping the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The scientific protests come days after Bwowe wrote a letter dated July, 8, 2020 to Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng that returnees will have no contractual obligation with the quarantine centres at the end of the 14th day.
Nahori Oya the RDC Arua explained that his office made several attempts to request the Congolese authorities in Aruu’ and Ariwara to come and pick their driver, in vain forcing them to hand over the driver to Vurra Customs immigration department.
This is the second time this week that a returnee has tested positive for the disease. On Monday, a returnee from South Africa tested positive for the disease. The returnee is believed to have returned on July 4,2020
On Friday, the Ministry of Health lifted the ban on public transport in Arua, four months after it was banned following the outbreak of COVID-19. Richard Ekulu the RPC West Nile who led the inspection of all bus terminals and taxi parks warned the operators to avoid making stopovers in un-gazetted places.