24 arrested with fake covid certificates at Entebbe Airport

 Aviation police have in custody a total of 24 people who were arrested on Sunday as they tried to travel out of the country with fake negative Covid 19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests certificates, a prerequisite for intending travelers in and out of Entebbe International Airport as part of the SOP’s put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The Kampala metropolitan spokesperson Mr Patrick Onyango confirmed the arrest saying police has been receiving reports that there are people who are forging COVID-19 certificates to travel abroad which gives a bad image to Uganda.

“We want to warn the public that if you attempt to get to the airport with a forged COVID19 certificate, you will be immediately detected and you will be arrested. We appeal to Ugandans to get the right certificate through the right channels not back doors. The security teams are currently interrogating them, we want them to lead us to where this forgery took place,” he said.

Onyango said the detainees will be charged with forgery and uttering forged documents as investigations continue.

The manager Kazuri medical clinic at the airport Dr James Eyul while addressing press they started screening passengers PCR tests authenticity immediately international flights were opened on the first of this month.

“We had already been informed that results of all people who carry out Covid 19 tests are uploaded into the ministry of health system which we are able to log into and check authenticity of the results,” he said.

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