Over 110 Intercepted at the Border as Museveni’s Travel Ban Takes Effect

A total of 112 people have been interpreted attempting to either cross into or out of Uganda since late last week.

Police and others security agencies have deployed along various border points to enforce President Yoweri Museveni’s border closure directive which was issued on Saturday, to prevent further importation of the deadly coronavirus.

Police in statement on Monday announced that a total of 9 businessmen from neighboring Tanzania, dealing in sugar were intercepted by the Police Marine Unit after they entered Uganda, using MV Upendo in Mwanza.

This follows an alarm raised by leaders in Masaka district about several aliens entering the country using Lake Victoria.

Police spokesman Fred Enanga said the Tanzanians were escorted back home.

In addition, 13 Congolese were arrested while crossing at Rwenshama landing site on Lake Edward. These were profiled and quarantined as they await to be arraigned in court for illegal entry.

Another 80 people mostly Ugandans who have been residing in Rwanda were also netted while crossing in at the Katuna border.

These are being quarantined at a local Hotel in Kabale town.


Earlier, in Zombo district in West Nile, a total of 6 Chinese and 2 Ugandans who attempted to cross to Bunia, DRC were arrested; while another Japanese national identified as Kitahori Ken, was denied entry, after he failed to complete the 14-day quarantine in Kenya. He had travelled to Malaba from Madagascar, through Ethiopia and Kenya.

In other individual cases, a one Kabhego Christine, a 31 year old, resident of Kabira LC1 in Maanyi Sub county, Mityana District, went for burial in Buyanika LC, Bihembo Sub County, Rwabuyangu Province, Rwanda and returned on the yesterday Sunday via Katuna.

However, the district health officials traced and examined her, then put her on self-isolation where she is being monitored. A total of 52 gazetted and 103 non gazetted border points have security deployments.

Enanga says so far a total of 52 gazetted and 103 non gazetted border points have security deployments.

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