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Uganda: Clean Up Covid-19 Test Mess At Entebbe Airport

Uganda: Clean Up Covid-19 Test Mess At Entebbe Airport

Sumary of Uganda: Clean Up Covid-19 Test Mess At Entebbe Airport:

  • A crosssection of Ugandans on social media on Thursday expressed anger over the shabby way in which Covid-19 tests for people coming into the country through Entebbe International Airport were being conducted.
  • ” By the end of the day, there were several emergency meetings held between officials from the Ministry of Health, Civil Aviation Authority, National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U), and the Uganda Tourism Board.
  • This crisis prompted an impromptu visit to the airport by senior government officials led by Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja and Health minister Jane Ruth Aceng, among others.
  • By the end of the day, according to the Health minister, a solution had been arrived at.
  • Dr Aceng said one of the major challenges was the time to dispatch results to incoming travellers which she said had been resolved by using an online dispatch system via email or WhatsApp.

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