Uganda’s ministry of health says over one 100 people who arrived at Entebbe International Airport from China have been placed under a 14 day quarantine to prevent the spread of a coronavirus outbreak.
Minister of Health Dr Jane Aceng told journalists during a media briefing in the capital, Kampala, that 44 of those quarantined are Chinese nationals.
She also said the ministry was not aware of any Ugandan who is either suspected or confirmed to have coronavirus.
The country has intensified screening at its major border points and made it mandatory for all travellers from China to provide personal details for follow-up visits by health workers.
The government says there are hundreds of Ugandan students in China but there are currently no plans to evacuate them.