Uganda’s President Museveni yesterday ruled out imposing a lockdown to contain the highly contagious Ebola virus, saying the country had the capacity to contain the outbreak.
Authorities in the East African nation declared an outbreak in the central district of Mubende last week after the country reported its first fatality from the virus since 2019.
The caseload stood at 24 with five confirmed deaths, Museveni told a televised press briefing.
Some 19 people classified as probable cases had also died, he added, explaining that they were buried before they could be tested for infection. Mr. Museveni speaking1……..
President Museveni said government has capacity to control this outbreak as done before and therefore no need for anxiety, no restrictions of movements, closure of schools places of worships, markets as of now. Mr. Museveni speaking2…..
Ebola is an often-fatal viral haemorrhagic fever named after a river in Democratic Republic of Congo where it was discovered in 1976.
Human transmission is through body fluids, with the main symptoms being fever, vomiting, bleeding and diarrhoea. END