Health Ministry Defends Testing Vaccinated Passengers at Entebbe Airport

 

Health Ministry Defends Testing Vaccinated Passengers at Entebbe Airport


The Ministry of Health has defended the move to test all incoming passengers including those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at Entebbe International Airport. The mandatory exercise started on October 27.

Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister of Health, while addressing the media at the health ministry headquarters on Friday, says the government will test all arriving passengers to curb the importation of COVID-19 variants into the country.

She said that vaccinated travellers will be tested because they can also contract and transmit COVID-19.

She also defended the move to use PCR machines instead of Rapid Diagnostic Tests-RDTs. Rapid tests have a turnaround time of fewer than ten minutes and are widely used by neighbouring countries including Kenya and Tanzania.

via- Business Focus 

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