Uganda’s president announces lockdown measures to curb deadly Ebola outbreak


Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni mentioned on Saturday the federal government is implementing an in a single day curfew, closing locations of worship and leisure, and prohibiting motion into and out of two districts affected by Ebola for 21 days.

The measures aimed toward curbing the unfold of the illness will likely be launched instantly in Mubende and Kassanda in central Uganda, the epicentre of the epidemic, Museveni mentioned in a televised nationwide deal with.

“These are momentary measures to management the unfold of Ebola. We ought to all co-operate with authorities so we convey this outbreak to an finish within the shortest attainable time.”

Museveni mentioned 19 individuals have died for the reason that east African nation introduced the outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever on Sept. 20.

The Ebola virus causes issues with blood clotting, main to inner bleeding, irritation and tissue injury.


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