Also, one male Ugandan, in excitement, prostrated before Nnam and Kasujja.
He thereafter made 5 push ups before joining the queue to undergo screening and processing of for screening and processing of his travel documents inside the arrivals section.
A Ugandan prostrates before Ambassador Alfred Nnam and his colleague Moses Kasujja
A second group of 75 Ugandans who have been stuck in South Africa and Zambia have today returned.
The first group of 71 Ugandans and legal residents returned from the same region on July 2nd.
Uganda Airlines, the group arrived at Entebbe International Airport at
8:10pm. The aircraft departed this morning from O.R Tambo International
Airport (South Africa) with 55 passengers and made a stop over to pick
20 Ugandans at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Zambia.
arrival at Entebbe International Airport which is still officially
closed to passengers, the repatriated Ugandans were received by
Ambassador Alfred Nnam, the spokesperson for ministry of foreign affairs
and his colleague Moses Kasujja.
The ministry of
health officials asked the returnees to disembark from the plane in
groups of ten, to ensure social distancing and also fasten the clearance
processes at the immigration and cargo scanning points.
also observed that as two females were seen hugging each other after
disembarking from the plane, one man took it a notch higher by running
to try and hug Nnam and Kasujja.
However, the officials
distanced themselves from the man, to ensure they do not breach social
distancing and ministry of health guidelines that among others has
banned hugging and shaking of hands to combat the spread of the
Also, one male Ugandan in excitement,
prostrated before Nnam and Kasujja. He thereafter made 5 push-ups before
joining the queue to undergo screening and processing of his travel
documents inside the arrivals section.
Meanwhile, each passenger
paid $913 US Dollars, (about shillings 3.4 million) to board the plane.
This is the same amount the first group paid.
who included students and business people got stuck in Southern Africa
after the closure of all land borders and Entebbe International Airport
as a way of combating the spread of the virus.
the group from South Africa was flagged off this morning by Ambassador
Kintu Nyago, the Deputy Head of Mission at Uganda High Commission to
Meanwhile, the latest group brings the total number of returnees and humanitarian workers to 3,095.