Uganda President Speaks of Plans to Contain Latest Ebola Outbreak
President Yoweri Museveni has ruled out a lockdown following a new outbreak of Ebola. In an address on September 28, 2022 the leader assured the nation that there was nothing to worry about. He added that lockdowns would not be necessary. "We just need to take care of a few things. This time we are fighting differently. It is not necessary to have lockdowns close schools, stop people from going to church, markets, travelling etc," Museveni said.
The leader added that the government has capacity - noting that a treatment unit for Ebola at Mubende Referral Hospital currently has a 51-bed capacity for confirmed cases and eight-bed capacity for patients displaying symptoms. A 31-bed capacity treatment unit has been set up at Madudu Health Center III.
The president also revealed that five doctors and an anaesthetist tested positive for Ebola in Mubende, after being exposed to the first identified case in Mubende between September 15 and 18, 2022.
Uganda has confirmed 24 Ebola cases and five deaths so far.
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