Five crew members of MV Kalangala have been placed under quarantine upon arrival from Tanzania.
The crew was in Mwanza, Tanzania, where they had taken the vessel for periodic mandatory docking inspection, for over a month. The officer in-charge of COVID-19 ward at Entebbe Referral Hospital Dr Andrew Menya, where the crew is quarantined said that they could not risk by letting the crew interact with other people since they might have been infected.
“The crew members were tested before going and when they reached Tanzania and were all negative,” he stated.
The crew will be in isolation for 14 mandatory days and they are not allowed to go anywhere. The vessel is the only reliable public means of transport for tourists and other people travelling to Kalangala Islands. It carries at least 200 passengers and 12 vehicles per trip.