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Gov’t Halts Return of Ugandans From Abroad

Gov't Halts Return of Ugandans From Abroad

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The government has suspended the return of Ugandans who are stranded abroad.

According to a statement released on Friday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the country will not handle any new returnees after July 4, 2020, after the quarantine facilities got congested.

The Ministry of Health gazetted 37 quarantine centres in Kampala and Entebbe that have a total capacity of 2,500 rooms. It is estimated that around 1,500 returnees will be affected.

Ambassador Patrick Mugoya, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, says that the return of Ugandans will resume after health officials have attended to those in quarantine centres.

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