A group of Ugandan nationals that had been stuck in Rwanda due to Covid-19 have returned to their motherland after six months since the first Coronavirus infection was reported in the country. They were seen exiting Rwanda through border post in Gicumbi district in Northern Rwanda.
About three weeks ago, the Uganda High Commission in Kigali said it was negotiating with host government to process the possible repatriation of Ugandans.
“The High Commission is in negotiation with the home Government to see how we can be repatriated before the earlier communicated date of 24/09/2020 (TBD),” Ugandan mission said in an earlier statement.
The communiqué further stated that, “The Mission is negotiating with the host government to allow the registered Ugandans go without PCR Test and test at the entry point (Katuna).”
Rwanda has so far recorded a total of 4671 cases as at September 18th. The country has also recorded 25 deaths while recovered cases are 2845 and active cases still 1801. Government has since March tested 471,767 people.