By Mable Nakibuuka
The Aviation Police together with officials from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Sunday October 18, 2020, arrested 11 people who had returned to Uganda with forged Coronavirus (COVID-19) results all indicating they had tested negative.
The suspects, whose details are yet to be divulged by CAA officials, include Ugandans, Asians and people from other countries, who were all rounded up after officials observed varying discrepancies on their COVID-19 testing result forms and certificates.
However, by press time the CAA and Aviaiton Police had not revealed the flights on which the suspects had travelled to Uganda.
It should be noted that President Yoweri Museveni lifted the ban on passenger flights at Entebbe International Airport last week, following a 3-month lockdown to prevent people coming in from other countries from spreading COVID-19 among Ugandans.
The government also closed designated quarantine centres and scrapped the mandatory 14-day quarantine for all returnees, opting to instead monitor them from their places of aboard, provided they return to Uganda after having tested negative for COVID-19.
Ever since then hundreds of Ugandans and legal visitors have since entered Uganda, although none had ever been arrested for travelling with forged COVID-19 results until the Police busted this bunch of 11 travellers.
Details on this story coming shortly.