Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has banned 3 MPs who recently returned from Dubai and refused to go on mandatory self quarantine over the deadly Coronavirus.
The MPs are; Ssempala Kigozi (Makindye Sabagabo), Robert Kafeero Ssekitoleko (Nakifuma County) and Cissy Namujju (Lwengo District). The trio had reportedly returned from United Arab Emirates, but did not go into the mandatory quarantine as per the presidential directive issued last week.
During Tuesday's plenary, Masindi Woman MP Jalia Bintu raised the concern that MP Sempala had been spotted at parliament premises on Monday despite having returned from Dubai about 2 weeks ago.
Kadaga ordered the Clerk to Parliament to ensure that the trio do not return to Parliament until they are screened and quarantined.
The ministry of Health on Monday directed all passengers who traveled from Dubai, UAE in the past 2 weeks to report to Mulago Hospital to have their samples taken to Uganda Virus Institute for testing for COVID-19. This comes after 8 new Covid-19 cases were reportedly from Dubai.
In a related development, World Health Organization- Uganda has revealed that items donated by Jack Ma, the richest man in the world to help fight Coronovirus in Africa have been received by the Ministry of Health.
The global health body made the announcement on it's official Twitter account noting, "Good news: Ethiopian Airlines carrying the @jackma consignment of support towards #COVID19 response just landed at Entebbe airport."
According to WHO-Uganda, Uganda received100,000 masks, 20,089 test kits, 741 Personal Protective Equipment and 1,111 face shields.