MoH to start sending COVID-19 results on WhatsApp

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By Watera,

ENTEBBE:

In a move to decongest Entebbe Airport, the government through ministry of health has resolved to start sending COVID19 test results to people using Email addresses and WhatsApp.

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This follows several complaints from the members of the public about the delays at the Airport who spend long hours to receive the results.

On Thursday, hundreds of passengers were held for several hours waiting for covid19 test results after government commenced the mandatory testing of all arriving passengers.

Health minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has appealed to all Ugandans to register and pay online or use mobile money to avoid inconveniences. She added that the cash payments will also be accepted.

“There is a link that has been sent to all websites, please access it and provide your information online, pay online to avoid congestion.”

Aceng dismissed media reports that a number of tourists have cancelled travel to Uganda due to the delays at the airport.

“I want to reassure Ugandans that no tourist was caught up in the confusion at the Airport yesterday, Tourists have a separate line. They are always taken away by the tourism board after sample removal and it’s not true that some tourists have cancelled their coming into the country.”

Passengers at the Entebbe Airport spend between 45 minutes to two hours turnaround for results.

Government recently ordered for the mandatory testing for all arriving passenger’s one of the measures to curb down further importation of deadly virus in the country.

PARROTS UG has learned that testing for corona virus at the Airport has been reduced to USD 30 down from USD 65 that was earlier charged by private labs.

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