Museveni puts Kassanda, Mubende under 21-day lockdown

Man Jose Kayima

President Museveni has put a 21-day lockdown districts Mubende and Kassanda due to Ebola outbreak.

Ebola has so far claimed 19 lives in Uganda. While addressing the nation on Saturday, Museveni said

“Movements into and out of Mubende and Kassanda is prohibited.

“There will be curfew in Mubende and Kasanda districts starting from 7pm to 6am. Public, private transport and Boda Bodas are not permitted to move in Mubende and Kasanda districts to curb Ebola.” He stated

Museveni added,

“people travelling across Mubende and Kassanda are permitted to move after police clearance and not allowed to stop or pick up a person in the two districts.”

“Any cargo to be dropped in those districts shall be dropped only during the day not beyond 5pm. If someone does so, he or she stay there for 21 days.”

Meanwhile, places of worship and entertainment in the districts put under curfew are to be closed. Burials ceremonies are to be conducted by health workers whether someone died from Ebola.

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