Mubende, Uganda — Since Mubende and Kassanda have now not registered any showed Ebola case for over 30 days, President Yoweri Museveni has lifted the curfew and go back and forth restrictions within the two districts which have been in position for three months.

The president’s determination and observation was once learn out Saturday evening via Vice President Jessica Alupo.

.@KagutaMuseveni in a observation learn via Vice President @jessica_alupo on his behalf, has up to date the country on;

Status of Ebola outbreak within the country

Situation in Mubende & Kasanda Districts

Movement restrictions and curfew

See main points right here https://t.co/Jv3p3l5KTB percent.twitter.com/R0ZUzydDqH

— State House Uganda (@StateHouseUg) December 17, 2022

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FULL SPEECH

Fellow Countrymen, Country Women, and Foreign Residents in

Uganda,

It is 89 days lately because the outbreak of Ebola was once declared in Mubende District and we now have been responding to comprise this outbreak. It may be 63 days since Mubende and Kassanda were below limited actions.

On twenty seventh November 2022, I directed H.E the Vice President to increase the 21-day duration of limited motion in Kasanda and Mubende districts as one of the vital primary measures within the keep an eye on of Ebola outbreak. This was once the second one time I prolonged those restrictions. These measures have bogged down transmission within the two districts, secure the higher Kampala Metropolitan Area and the remainder of the rustic. This has preserved our financial system that had suffered on account of the protracted COVID-19 pandemic, and minimized mortality which might were a lot more had the virus unfold additional.

As I informed you at the start of this outbreak, Ebola illness in contrast to coronavirus, is really easy to take care of because the strategies of unfold are thru touch with frame fluids and inflamed clothes, and fingers are the principle automobile of transmission. This is the explanation why I directed Ugandans to forestall shaking fingers and hugging.

Though we now have registered nice good fortune within the containment of this epidemic, I’ve been informed that we nonetheless have 24 days to finish the 42-days that are two incubation cycles, to present us reassurance that the outbreak is below keep an eye on.

So some distance, Mubende district has now not registered any showed case for 34 days and neither has Kassanda for 37 days.

The 3600 educated healthcare staff of various classes will stay on standby. With concerted efforts and thru an entire of society manner, we controlled to forestall additional transmission in Kagadi, Bunyangabu, Kyegegwa, Masaka, Jinja, Wakiso and

Kampala districts.

To date, there’s a general of 142 showed circumstances, 56 deaths and 86 recoveries without a extra contacts below observe-up. The most influenced district was once Mubende, which was once additionally the preliminary epicenter district of this outbreak, with 66 circumstances, and 29 deaths. This was once adopted via Kassanda district with 49 circumstances and 21 deaths. Kampala with 18 circumstances and 3 (03) deaths, Kyegegwa with 3 (03) circumstances and nil dying, Jinja district with one (1) case and one (1) dying. There are lately no circumstances on admission.

It is in contrast background that I’m lifting all motion restrictions and curfew in Mubende and Kassanda districts with rapid impact, lately seventeenth December 2022.

The lifting of those restrictions is in response to the truth that lately, there is not any transmission, no touch below observe-up, no sufferers within the isolation amenities, and we’re progressing neatly with the depend down. However, this does not imply that the outbreak has ended, we stay on prime alert with intense surveillance around the nation.

In addition to this, all of the reaction buildings advanced during the last 3 months will stay in position. These come with:

– The 353 mattress capability remedy devices in Mubende, Madudu, Mulago and Entebbe.

– The Ebola trying out cellular laboratory in Mubende district

– The 3600 educated healthcare staff of various classes will stay on standby.

– The District and Community Task Forces will have to stay useful.

– The village well being groups within the communities of Mubende and Kassanda districts will have to proceed to sensitize their communities about prevention, and id of people with indicators and signs.

– Mortality surveillance (trying out of all useless our bodies for Ebola) in Kassanda, Mubende Masaka, Jinja, and Kampala districts will have to proceed. This will make certain that no unknown transmission chains are neglected.

– The Ministry of Health will have to proceed to bury all useless our bodies in Mubende and Kassanda districts till after the 42day depend down.