Uganda bans travel for people in contact with Ebola patients

Uganda bans travel for people in contact with Ebola patients

Ugandan authorities have imposed travel bans in two Ebola-affected regions, banning domestic and international travel for people who have direct contact with patients.

Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda, has stepped up efforts to stop the disease. As a result, they cannot enter or exit Mubindi and Kassandra areas by public or private transportation.

For this reason, he ordered the closure of all places of worship and entertainment houses.

In this way, they also separate that all burials in these areas should be under the supervision of health officials.

In addition, a curfew was imposed.

They explain that the restrictions will be in place for at least 21 days.

“Given the severity of the problem and to prevent its further spread, the government is taking additional measures that require action from everyone,” Museveni stated.

Since an epidemic was reported on September 20 in the East African country, 63 people have contracted the virus, and at least 29 people have died, including four medical professionals.

It is worth noting that the Ebola virus is not transmitted by virus particles in the air, but by direct contact with body fluids.

Finally, although there is an attempt to develop a vaccine, there is currently no recognized treatment for the disease, but the World Health Organization has announced that it is in the process of creating two vaccines to treat the Ebola Sudan strain in Uganda.

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