Njuki says service providers such as taxi drivers, conductors, boda boda motorcyclists and crews for water vessels like MV Kalangala should get vaccinated. "In future, it could become a requirement that only those who are vaccinated will be allowed to carry passengers," says Njuki.
Another staff member, who issues receipts, says staff are currently scared that they might lose their jobs if they do not get fully vaccinated by end of November.
Museveni launched the exercise on Friday evening, saying it will be conducted by the government.
He says the exercise will commence with immediate effect, saying the Entebbe international airport laboratories will used as government testing facilities for all incoming passengers through our airport.
Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, the WHO Representative in Uganda is convinced that Uganda will meet the target of ten million children within three days based on its past polio vaccination record.
Tegegn however hopes that the exercise will not disrupt or be disrupted by the ongoing Covid-19 mass vaccination campaign.
The Chinese ambassador to Uganda, Zhang Lizhong handed the second batch of the Chinese vaccines to the National Medical Stores-NMS in Entebbe municipality on Tuesday. He said the donation brings to 1million, the number of Sinovac vaccines donated to Uganda.
Eng. George Otim, the Commissioner in charge of Health Infrastructure says that Although the overall progress of the World Bank-funded project now stands at 99 per cent, the contractor has to fix some mechanical works within the medical building and block C that houses the mortuary, pathologist's office, janitor's office and the laundry.
The directive takes immediate effect for staff, and start on October 18 for all other visitors. This implies that all NMS staff, who are over 350 in number, and visitors, who are usually bidders and suppliers of drugs and other pharmaceutical products must present proof of vaccination to be admitted at the NMS head offices in Entebbe.
Uganda was red-listed on June 30, at a time the country was battling with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, the country was implementing a 42-day lockdown, as one of the measures taken by the government to keep Coronavirus at bay.
When Entebbe Airport was partially shut down for seven months in 2020, UCAA was only collecting one billion Shillings a month. Bamwesigye says that even though the airport resumed commercial passenger flights last October, the regulator is only collecting about shillings 7 billion per month. Yet before the COVID-19 pandemic, CAA used to collect 28 billion to 30 billion Shillings per month.ing for increased funding to fast track capital developments such as the upgrade and expansion of Entebbe Airport among others.
Muhanga says the latest batch of 335,000 doses brings the total number of AstraZeneca doses received since March to 3,143,193 doses. Uganda has also received other doses, which include 1,647,270 doses of Pfizer, 647,080 of Moderna, and 300,000 doses of Sinovac.
The labs that include City Medicals, Case Medical Centre, and Medipal Hospital are each demanding a refund of USD 18,000 (65 million Shillings), from the hotel through its agent, Fremax Property Services and Management Ltd. The three laboratories allegedly paid a security deposit of USD 4,500 and USD 13,500 as rent for the months of September, October, and November 2021.
Nabirye says she woke up at 6 am so that she could depart from her home in Kasangati, Gayaza by 8 am. She arrived in Entebbe at 11 am and says her results were released after 4 pm, just in time for check-in at FlyDubai. FlyDubai check-in gate is open from 3-6 pm.
Mujjuzi however says levying each departing passenger 10 US Dollars, as approved by parliament to boost aviation revenue, and mandatory testing for all arriving passengers could discourage non-essential travel. The government is expected to pronounce itself on both proposed measures and whether or not they will be implemented at the airport.
Initially, the Ministry of Health had directed that effective September 3, all incoming passengers regardless of whether or not they are vaccinated against covid-19 would undertake mandatory testing at Entebbe Airport.
Among the 300 beneficiaries is 2-year-old Raymond Lujja. Lujja battled with difficult urination for more than one year because he had a blocked urethra.
He explains that the hospital has so far received 1,000 children since it opened on April 15. Of these, 300 children have undergone surgeries. These surgeries were all successful, Menaldo emphasizes.