Dr. Aceng has told 22 foreigners who refused to self-quarantine on arrival for a business forum to return to their home countries.
Uganda’s Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng said the 22 travelers had arrived from “category one” countries deemed high-risk in the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
The ministry has categorized Italy, Iran, South Korea, France, China, Germany, and Spain as countries whose citizens have to undergo self-quarantine for 14 days even if they do not have coronavirus symptoms.
The 22 travelers were informed of the self-quarantine requirement on their arrival at Entebbe International Airport.
They refused to observe the rule and instead opted to return to home.
Uganda is hosting a two-day business forum that is being attended by delegates from Europe.
The forum organizers have posted a security update on their website asking that those planning to attend follow the ministry of health’s guidelines.
Dr. Aceng tweeted a video of her briefing