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14:56
14:56

No New Measures at Entebbe Airport Over Omicron Variant 3 2

Passengers interviewed want only travelers arriving from Omicron-risk countries to wait for their results at Entebbe airport, because of the increase in the number of arriving travelers ahead of the festive season.
11:29
11:29

Passengers Excited as Govt Starts 'Swab and Go' at Entebbe Airport 6 2

Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister of Health, told our reporter that the "swab and go" move was based on a scientific assessment of the tests done in the last five days of mandatory testing at the airport. Aceng says only 34 of the 700 passengers tested in that period were positive for COVID-19.
07:45
07:45

MOH Probes Detention of Deportees who Failed to Pay for COVID-19 Test 2 3 Top story

Uganda commenced mandatory COVID-19 testing for all arriving passengers last Wednesday, a process that requires each arriving passenger to pay USD 30 or its equivalent of 110,000 Shillings.
19:44
19:44

MPs Divided over COVID-19 Swab-and-Go Move for Aviation Passengers 3 4

At the moment all passengers are subjected to a mandatory COVID-19 test and held in a waiting area at the airport for not less than two hours after their arrival while waiting for their results. Those who test negative are allowed to continue to their destinations, while those who test positive are sent to medical facilities.
09:42
09:42

Dozens of Deportees Stranded at Entebbe Airport after Failing to Pay for COVID-19 Tests 5

According to the Ministry of Health, deportees are exempted from the payments. But on Wednesday, 43 deportees were asked to pay for the tests or risk sleeping at the airport. The deportees landed around 1 pm aboard Ethiopian Airlines and were held in the waiting area.
08:35
08:35

Museveni to Launch Mandatory COVID-19 Testing at Entebbe Today -OPM 3

"The Notices to Airmen -NOTAM usually takes effect after 48 hours so the earliest the exercise can kick off is Saturday night," Dr. James Eyul, in charge of Port Health at Entebbe airport said.
11:18
11:18

Entebbe Airport: Mandatory COVID-19 Testing Centre Nears Completion 2 5

Dr Atwine says that the laboratory has been set up and equipped with five PCR machines, which have the capacity to test 300 samples per hour.
15:45
15:45

Entebbe Airport Unfriendly for PWDs -MPs 3 4

Joel Ssenyonyi, who is COSASE chairperson and Nakawa West MP, and the other committee members including Mpindi, Alex Ruhunda of Fort Portal Central Division questioned UCAA officials about the absence of rumps at the existing passenger terminal buildings and also the modified building that will be an extension for the current departures and arrivals sections.
07:52
07:52

Excitement as Uganda Receives First Batch of Gov't COVID-19 Vaccines 1 3

The Health Ministry Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine, says that another batch of 1.2 million doses of the same vaccine will arrive in the country by the end of next month. As a result, she says more people will now have access to the one-shot vaccine because the government will not ring fence the vaccine to the initial target group of 4.8million people. Those targeted included medical workers, teachers, security personnel, the elderly, and those with underlying medical conditions.
18:16
18:16

MOH to Use Passenger Manifests To Track Travelers Miss COVID-19 Tests at Entebbe Airport 5 1

The move is one of the strategies Dr. Atwine told our reporter that the ministry plans to implement as a result of identifying loopholes in the current exercise of testing only unvaccinated passengers from ten countries namely India, South Sudan, Kenya, United Arab Emirates and Tanzania.
19:53
19:53

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Limited to Only Kampala Centres - MOH 2 5

Paul Okware, the head of Stores and Operations at NMS says the agency received three fridges that can store Pfizer vaccines at -80°C . The fridges were donated by UNICEF an can store 3 million doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Moses Kamabare, the NMS General Manager says the agency has the capacity to store a total of six million doses of the various Covid-19 vaccines.
10:23
10:23

Man Nabbed With Forged Interpol Documents, COVID-19 Test Results 6 3

Ssempebwa claims to be an Enforcement Assistant in the Directorate of Legal Affairs at Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA.
16:46
16:46

Airport Taxi Operators Decry Loss of Business 4 2

Airport taxi operators led by Jackson Sserubidde, the chairperson of Airport Taxi Services Cooperative Society Ltd​say that the testing centre has affected the number of passengers they carry daily because eligible travellers spend about four hours at the centre.
12:49
12:49

COVID-19 Testing: Travelers Irked by Long Waiting Hours at Entebbe Airport 3 5

Six health workers have been deployed at the arrivals section of the airport while others are manning the testing centre that has been set up at gardens of Peniel Beach Hotel. The gardens are less than one kilometre from the airport. Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the spokesperson at the health ministry, says that since May 10, 2,200 travelers have been tested at the new centre. Of these, 18 have tested positive and are being handled at various hospitals including Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital, which is less than 2 kilometres from the airport.
09:23
09:23

Dozens Turned Away from Entebbe Airport Over the Weekend 2 1 Top story

Our reporter visited the airport on Saturday and saw police officers manning the check point at the main entrance asking the excess passengers to alight from the vehicle and wait in the compound next to Mogas pump fuel station. The officers said they had turned away to 50 people ever since they started enforcing the new directive on Saturday.
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