Uganda to issue post COVID-19 quarantine certificates

Airport officials screening and sanitizing passengers at Ugan da’s Entebbe International Airport in efforts to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Uganda currently has no case of COVID-19. /PHOTO: Uganda Health Ministry – Twitter

Uganda will provide certificates to persons who complete their two-week quarantine period after being suspected of contacting COVID-19, the health ministry said on Friday.

The East African country has not reported any case so far, but remains vigilant in a bid to halt the spread of any possible infections.

“Individuals who are at the designated quarantine centers will be monitored daily for the mandatory 14 days by security personnel and health workers. Upon completion of the 14 days, they will be given a certificate of completion and will be free to go out,” the ministry announced on Twitter.

The latest announcement comes after the health authorities announced that seven suspected cases had been tested but all returned negative.

The health ministry said that all travelers from outside the country that would be placed under quarantine would be held in designated hotels at the expense of the individuals.

Uganda remains one of the less than 20 African countries that are yet to report a COVID-19 case.

More than 700 cases in Africa have been reported so far, with the global cases nearing 210,000.