Uganda has decided to wire $61,800 (about Shs226m) in the interim to Ugandan students living in Wuhan city of China, as evaluation for Coronavirus situation goes on.
Dr. Jane Aceng, Minister for Health, revealed this Thursday while giving a statement in parliament on plans to support the Ugandan students in Wuhan who are quarantined because of Coronavirus.
Dr. Acheng informed Parliament that they contacted various airlines that have flights to Uganda from China and the report is that chartering flights to Wuhan city is difficult because it is on a lock down.
“In the interim, the Government is in the process of wiring $61,800 to support the students as more evaluation of the situation takes place,” she noted.
She confirmed that there is no Ugandan student who has contracted coronavirus.
Uganda has 105 students in Wuhan universities, China.
65 are government sponsored, 40 are on private sponsorship.
Hon. Waluswaka James says the problem is that government is not bringing students in Wuhan yet other people from China are allowed to come to Uganda such as the business people.
Hon. Tumusiime Rosemary has raised a concern that some people who use VIP section at Entebbe Airport are not screened for coronavirus.
MPs earlier pushed government to evacuate the students saying they have no food, water or masks.