Uganda to impose lockdown measures to stop spread of Ebola

Yoweri Museveni
Yoweri Museveni, president of Uganda

The government of Uganda said on Saturday that it was enforcing a nightly curfew, shutting places of worship and entertainment, and restricting movement into and out of two Ebola-affected regions for a period of 21 days.

In a televised national speech, he said that the steps intended to stop the disease’s spread will be implemented right away in the central Ugandan districts of Mubende and Kassanda, which are the epidemic’s epicenter.


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“These are temporary measures to control the spread of Ebola. We should all cooperate with authorities so we bring this outbreak to an end in the shortest possible time,” Museveni said.

Since the east African country confirmed the emergence of the deadly hemorrhagic fever on Sept. 20, Museveni said 19 people have passed away.

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