Following the government’s appeal to all individuals who travelled to Dubai in the last two weeks, only 60 people have heeded the call and availed themsleves for testing.
While addressing the press, the Director-General Health Services, Dr Henry G. Mwebesa said Entebbe Airport records show that they are over 500 people who travelled from Dubai and are in Uganda.
“We have so far received 60 travellers from Dubai and we further direct the others to come forth to Mulago so they can be assessed,” Dr Mwebesasaid.
Dr. Mwebesa also informed the nation that Uganda had registered five new cases.
To date, a total of 2,661 travelers including Ugandans identified as potential risk have been either under self-quarantine or institutional quarantine. Of these, 1,356 are under follow up; 774 of these are under institutional quarantine while 582 are under self-quarantine.
“We appeal to all travelers who have been in Dubai in the past two weeks to call the health desk on 0800-100-066 or 0800-203-033 for further follow-up.
The public should remain calm and practice the preventive measures. Wash your hands always and maintain a social distance of 4 meters,” the public was urged.