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Passengers Stranded at Katuna Border After Museveni’s New Directives

Several passengers are said to be stranded at Katuna border after they were blocked from crossing into Rwanda or Uganda. This follows the directives from both authorities to suspend all movements as a way of preventing the spread of the novel COVID 19. Yesterday evening, president Museveni ordered the closure of all Uganda borders for both exits and entries.

One of stranded passengers said they reached at Katuna border just a few minutes to mid night but they are denied entry into Uganda by the security officials. There were two buses of Jaguar parked on the Ugandan side while three others were parked on the Rwandan side at Katuna border .

However, Mr. Nelson Nshangabasheija, the mayor of Katuna asked the Uganda Ministry of Health to pick all the stranded passengers and take them to Entebbe Isolation center for screening. Some of the stranded passengers are from Rwanda, Congo, Uganda and Burundi.

After confirming the first case of coronavirus in Uganda. The precautions have even taken a greater toll. The president of Uganda addressed the nation once again yesterday and even gave new directives on top of those which he has already given since Wednesday. The latest directives were given on Saturday evening.

Rwanda has already suspended unnecessary movements and stopped traveling across its borders. On the other hand president Museveni stopped all the airplanes from coming in starting at 12:00am yesterday.

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