Uganda arrests 13 Congolese, quarantines 80 from Rwanda

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In fulfilling measures against spread of coronavirus, Uganda security services arrested 13 Congolese while crossing at Rwenshama landing site.

They were profiled and quarantined, pending court; on the 18/03/2020, two Ugandan teachers who returned to Uganda through Katuna, were traced.

They were identified as; Tumusiime Denis and Byaruhanga Godson, who were picked from their homes in Buhandagazi cell Nyabiteete Parish Buyanja Sub county, Rukungiri District, and transferred to Rwamahwa Health Centre IV for quarantine.

On the 21/03/2020, a group of 80 Ugandans, entered Uganda from Rwanda, through Katuna border and are being held in Kabale Municipality, and efforts to quarantine them are being made by the Ministry of Health.

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On the 20/03/2020, one Kabhego Christine, a 31 year old, female adult, resident of kabira LC1, Namuntuku Parish, Maanyi Sub county, Mityana District, went for burial in Buyanika LC, Bihembo Sub County, Rwabuyangu Province, Rwanda and returned on the 22/03/2020 via Katuna.

However, the district health officials traced and examined her, then put her on self-isolation where she is being monitored.

A total of 52 gazetted and 103 non gazetted border points have security deployments.

“Our other area of focus is on public transport. Although it has not been banned, members of the public have been asked to restrict non-essential travel and to observe good hygiene in crowded travel settings like airports, taxi and bus parks, bodabodas, due to the high chance of getting the virus, if there are any infected travellers,” said CP Fred Enanga, police spokesperson.

“We are therefore, strongly advising the public to consider several factors before deciding whether it’s safe or not to travel. The fact that elderly people with serious chronic medical conditions like health and lung diseases, diabetes and cancer to avoid travel. Working together with Ministry of Health, we shall enforce the new protocols on public transportation like social distancing and good hygienic practices on public transport.”

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