Kilak North Member of Parliament, Anthony Akol, currently under self-quarantine travelled to South Africa with Minister of Health, Dr. Ruth Acheng and Health Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine.
Records at Entebbe International Airport indicate that the trio and other MPs on Finance Committee checked into the country on March 5th 2020 from South Africa. They all used a connecting flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya before landing at Entebbe.
Minister Dr. Acheng told ChimpReports that the whole team is safe since the trip happened before the currently imposed travel measures by the World Health Organization and governments across the globe.
“I travelled with Hon. Akol to South Africa. This was before the current travel measures,” said Dr. Acheng.
She added that everyone on the trip from South Africa went through the screening at all airports.
“Everyone was screened and that is the measure we have put in place since the beginning,” added Acheng.
ChimpReports on Thursday exclusive reported that six other MPs travelled with Akol to South Korean capital Seoul to attend the World Peace Summit organized by the Universal Peace Federation.
Speaker Kadaga and Ethics State Minister, Fr. Simon Lokodo were also supposed to attend the same conference but they did not travel due to other engagements they had at the time. The MPs who also included Jackson Mbaju Kathika of Busongora County South, Yeri Ofwono of Tororo municipality and Ibanda Rwemulikya of Ntoroko county went under a parliamentary forum on peace affiliated to the South Korean federation.
The legislators however returned when the cases of coronavirus was not prevalent in South Korea. They checked in at Entebbe International Airport on February 10 2020. The event was held from February 3 to February 8 2020 in the South Korean capital Seoul.
South Korea has by 12:30GMT (15:30 East Africa) registered 7,869 cases of coronavirus, 66 deaths and 333 recovered. South Africa has registered 17 cases.