National
Ebola: Gov’t warns Ugandans on West Africa travels
Publish Date: Jul 03, 2014
Ebola: Gov’t warns Ugandans on West Africa travels
Health minister Ruhakana Rugunda
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Taddeo Bwambale

Government has advised Ugandans to limit their travels to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone which have been hit by Ebola epidemic.

At least 467 people have died from the epidemic out of 759 reported cases, according to the World Health Organisation.

“The public is advised to limit their travel to any of the affected countries until the situation is contained,” health minister, Dr Ruhakana said at a press briefing on the threat on Thursday.

He, however, said Uganda has not issued a travel ban to three countries. He advised travellers to observe precautionary measures instituted by the respective countries.

The minister cautioned Ugandans with relatives living in the affected countries to ‘keep on the alert in case their relatives return to the country’ during this period.

Government has stepped up disease surveillance checks at border points, especially for people coming from the affected countries.

No single case of Ebola has been reported in Uganda since the last outbreak in 2012 in which four at least four people died.

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
MPs, accounting officers accuse each other of bribery
Members of Parliament and accounting officers traded counter accusations against each other over giving bribes...
Govt seeks sh335b loan to skill 45,000 Ugandans
FOLLOWING the high rate of unemployment, Government has asked Parliament to approve a loan worth sh335b to develop technical skills for 45,000 Ugandans...
THE case where a woman accused of burning her husband to death and their two children has been postponed after the defense lawyer skipped court...
Egypt to consider Uganda’s proposal on hosting Pan African conference
THE Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Wednesday held a meeting with Ugandan Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Kahinda Otafiire...
Activists petition international court over media law
IN partnership with other non-governmental organizations, media activists have petitioned court over the defamation law in the penal code act arguing that the law violates freedom of the media...
Former diplomat jailed over defilement
DAN Opima, a former Ugandan diplomat has been remanded to Arua Prison on charges of aggravated defilement of a 13 year old girl...
Should faith based organisations be registered as Non-government organisations?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter