Health minister  returns 22 travelers refusing to self-quarantine

Health minister returns 22 travelers refusing to self-quarantine

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

Source: BBC

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