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Gen. Katumba Warns against Forged Covid-19 Test Results as Passenger Flights Resume

The Minister of Works and Transport Gen. Katumba Wamala has warned passengers against forging Covid-19 test results as Entebbe International Airport resumes passenger flight operations.

Addressing the press at Uganda Media Centre on Tuesday, Katumba noted that the airport will risk closure, again, if people don’t adhere to the set Standard Operating Procedures.

“Our Airport is now open but everyone is required to first have a Covid-19 test done. If you can’t move with the documents, take a photo of your results. We highly discourage anyone from using fake documents,” he said.

“Anyone that presents fake results at the airport risks getting Entebbe airport closed again because we would be spreading the virus to other nations,” he added.

Katumba revealed that the Airport has been availed with a system which detects fake results and anyone caught presenting the same will risk missing their flight or being deported for those jetting into the country.

He further addressed the issue of congestion with the cargo trucks at the major border points, stating that it’s because of the double Covid-19 testing process.

“This matter has been with us for quite some time. At one time we had agreed that in-case someone tests at the border maybe in Kenya, then there is no need of testing in Uganda but there was some disagreement about the tests, so that is what has brought congestion but we are working on it,” he said.

He added that the solution is not to get another border point but determine what results are allowed across all borders.

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“We already have Malaba and Busia, we will sort this out when we have a fine tune on testing the drivers and find out what test results are allowed across borders,” Katumba noted.

 

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