Foreigners Dodging Entebbe to Enter Uganda
Police has deployed heavily at Elegu Border post in Amuru district amidst reports that foreigners from high risk countries for Covid-19 coronavirus contagion were using South Sudan to enter Uganda to avoid the 14 days quarantine at Entebbe airport.
Addressing Journalists today at Numec Media center in Gulu Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says security at the border post has been tightened to ensure that people entering the country are screened.
Patrick Odong Olwedo, the Amuru district health officer says government has already set up a quarantine facility at Elegu border post to deal with the situation.
At Busia border post, the presence of several porous routes is also hindering efforts by medical workers to conduct a better Coronavirus (Covid -19) screening.
On Friday, Kenya registered its first case of the Coronavirus, this has put authorities at the border on high alert and has since intensified the screening.
Uganda has recorded a cumulative total of 1,632 high-risk travelers since surveillance commenced late January.
At least 606 of them have since completed a mandatory 14-days-quarantine and 986 still under follow up while 26 suspected persons for COVID-19 were negative.