Ugandan authorities may soon start using disinfectant spray on all visitors who come through the country’s airports as a measure to prevent the dreaded coronavirus from entering the East African country.
“The Ministry of Health, working with the Civil Aviation Authority, is considering spraying all travelers who arrive into the country as they disembark from the aircraft with a disinfectant spray,” Uganda’s Minister of Health, Ruth Aceng said.
The authorities are yet to say which spray will be used with international airlines currently using Viraclean, a hospital-grade disinfectant that kills a range of bacteria, and MD-125, used to kill hundreds of bacteria and viruses.
Last week, Uganda asked people from seven countries affected by coronavirus to postpone visits to Uganda.
Aceng says the list has increased to 16 countries, including the United States, and people residing in these countries should consider postponing non-essential travel to Uganda.