Museveni Bans Movement Outside Mubende, Kassanda Districts Over Ebola

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President Yoweri Museveni has imposed a movement curfew in Mubende and Kassanda districts that have become the centre of Ebola Sudan virus.

Museveni while addressing Ugandans on Ebola status on Saturday night, said no more movement of Mubende and Kassanda residents outside their areas of residence or operation.

The head of state has instructed police and sister security agencies to ensure vehicles passing through Mubende to Kampala, Kampala to Kakumiro, Kampala Fort Portal are escorted so that they cannot make any stop overs.

Ebola has so far killed 19 people including four health workers while others are still battling the contagious and lethal disease in hospitals like Mubende, Fort Portal and Entebbe.

Museveni has decided to impose a ban on interdistrict movement in areas of Mubende and Kassanda after getting reports that some of the suspected cases of Ebola in Kampala came using public means.

A number of Ugandans including health workers have recovered from Ebola after being treated in Mubende, Fort Portal and Entebbe hospitals. Although the country has no known Ebola medicine, the health workers have treated the symptoms something that helped the patients to recover in about 10 days.