More Ugandans Repatriated from Saudi Arabia

About 175 Ugandans have on Wednesday morning been repatriated from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

These are part of the group that was left stranded after government of Uganda announced a Lock down on March 23rd.

They departed from the Arab Nation aboard Fly Dubai Airlines, chartered flight No FZ4844, departing from King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.

They are expected to touch ground at Entebbe International airport at 18:15hrs, this evening. These are part of the batch of Ugandans who have severally cried out for help from government to ensure measures are in place to repatriate Ugandans abroad during this period.

Ugandans registering for repatriation. Courtesy Photos

The group has been set off by Uganda’s Acting head of mission in Riyadh Nurh Byarufu and the Defense Attache Brigadier Micheal Ondoga.

The embassy, responsible for six countries including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Oman, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Kuwait and the Republic of Yemen registered up to 1800 Ugandans in need of repatriation.

The repatriated people add on the larger group from Europe, US, West and South Africa and Canada who have so far been brought back home to their families amidst the Corona Virus Pandemic.

President Yoweri Museveni, while speaking before the country on Tuesday evening remained pessimistic on opening Entebbe International Airport for direct passenger flights due to fear of further spread of the virus in Uganda.

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