Coronavirus: Uganda hunts 500 Dubai returnees

An Emirates Airbus grounded at Dubai International Airport in Dubai.PHOTO/AFP

What you need to know:

  • Statistics from Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) indicate that there were 5,134 direct flights from Dubai to Entebbe from March 1 to March 22.
    Within three days alone, between Friday and Monday, the CAA reported up to 543 direct arrivals from Dubai to Entebbe airport.
  • Mr Vianney Luggya, the CAA public affairs manager, said there were, however, more passengers who arrived from Dubai using connecting flights from other countries.

Government is tracing unspecified number of missing people who arrived from Dubai in the last two weeks as Uganda’s Covid-19 cases rose from one to 14 since Saturday when the first case was announced.

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