With government having managed to so far bring back home close to 1000 citizens, the Ministry of foreign Affairs has temporarily halted repatriation of Ugandans stranded abroad.
In a letter to all heads of missions abroad , the ministry’s permanent Secretary Patrick Mugoya advised them to temporarily halt all repatriation flights that had been scheduled after July 4th and wait for further guidance on when to resume.
The permanent Secretary says this follows a request from the Ministries, departments and agencies for a break in the arrivals for a period of approximately two weeks starting today July4 .
“This will enable the Health Ministry to efficiently manage the numbers that are already in the mandatory quarantine with repatriations to resume after decongesting the quarantine facilities,” says Mugoya in a statement.
Yesterday 270 Ugandans who have been stranded in the United Arab Emirates following the closure of Entebbe International airport to passenger flights returned to the country.