Kampala, 28 November 2022 (TDI): The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni has extended two weeks of quarantine at the major affected areas of the Ebola virus.
This came when those two affected districts, Kassanda and Mubende were having an issue related to the disease outbreak. The quarantine is to ensure that people leaving within these areas are restricted in their movement.
They are to comply with the executive order for 21 days in other to bring about a long-lasting solution to the further spreading of the disease within the region.
Also, in addressing the issue Yoweri Museveni said, the government’s anti-Ebola efforts have for some time now been working hard thereby reducing the number of cases recorded. He added that for about two weeks now there have been no new cases recorded.
Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda Speech
In addition to the above, he further expressed his hope of overcoming this challenge which has affected the lives of many Ugandans. In his statement, he said ” It may be too early to celebrate any success, but overall, I have been briefed that the picture is good”
Uganda has suffered from the outbreak of the disease for the past years, claiming a lot of lives and halting business activities. Although the outbreak has gradually been seen to have been brought under control, the President of Uganda said “Situations are still fragile”
The Ebola Virus
The Ebola Virus is a deadly disease with an occasional outbreak on the African continent, especially within Southern African countries. The disease was first identified in 2018 to have come from bats.
Since then, the disease has been in the region killing people mostly from the rural areas. The Ebola virus has been a major force for the government of southern African countries since its outbreak.
Due to the lack of a vaccine for it, there have been continuous efforts by Heads of State to curb it from further escalating within their countries.
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These steps are those the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni has just taken to prevent further extensions.