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Mubende and Kassanda under watch as 19 Succumb to Ebola

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The president of the republic of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni Kaguta on Saturday imposed a curfew on both Mubende and Kassanda as government keenly watches the two districts in effort to control the spread of Ebola across the country.

Speaking from State House Nakasero y.esterday, the president briefed and updated the Nation about Ebola-Sudan approximately 2 months after the first case was detected in Mubende mid last month.

According to the President, a total of 58 Ebola cases have been confirmed, 19 of these died and So far, 20 people have recovered from the deadly disease leaving 19 active cases hospitalized.

An Ebola victim being buried in Mubende District early this month.

” Last time, I spoke to you about some people that were difficult, lying to us, hijacking dead bodies and moving from district to district including coming to Kampala City this movement and deceit has not changed and the risk of spreading Ebola to other parts of the country remains very high,” said President Museveni.

The president added that, “Ebola, as you know, is highly infectious and deadly. It greatly affects the economy and tourism industry, if not adequately controlled, Ebola may spread beyond Uganda.”

Ebola cases have continued to increase in the communities of Mubende and Kassanda districts over the past one month causing panic among citizens.

President Museveni observes that; Given the gravity of the problem Ebola imminently imposes, to prevent further spread, Government is taking extra measures that require action from everyone.

Ebola incubation period is 21 days. Basing on this, the president has put up measures to be observed for the next 21 days starting Sunday 16th October 2022.

“Therefore, I direct as follows:

1. Movements into and out of Mubende and Kassanda Districtsis prohibited.

2.Movement fromKassanda toMubende and vice versa is prohibited.

3.There will be Curfew in Mubende and Kassanda Districts starting from 7:00pm to 6:00am…”

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The president also noted that the Minister for Health and other authorities will provide additional guidance on these directives.

Government announced the outbreak of Ebola in early September when it was first detected in Mubende district.

With a few cases detected in Kampala, there is fear that the country might fail to contain the deadly disease if measures put in place are not religiously adhered to.

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Simon Peter Nashonji
Simon Peter Nashonji
Nashonji Simon Peter is a dynamic and multi-faceted team leader, renowned for his exceptional interpersonal skills. Having graduated with a Diploma in Journalism, Nashonji is on the cusp of completing his Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations at Nkumba University. He picked his niche and started writing with Chimp Reports in 2018. Since then, he has authored and published over 500 articles that cover Business trends, Politics, Health, Sports, and Environment. To master his craft, Nashonji offered to volunteer as an Editor of Nkumba University's News Website in 2022, a position he has held to date. On 1st July 2023, He joined the Editorial team of Ubuntu’ Magazine, a Rotary District 9214 (Uganda and Tazania) Monthly News product. Beyond the realm of academia, Nashonji is deeply involved in the governance of Airforce Senior Secondary School his Alma Mata, where he serves as a member on the Board of Directors. He is currently, the President Airforce S.S.S Alumni Society, President Samia Student's Association of Nkumba University and at the same time President of the Media Challenge Fellowship, 2023 cohort. "Opportunities multiply as they are seized and only dwindle when neglected."


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