Uganda announces early school closure over Ebola Spread

Written by on November 8, 2022

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Uganda will close all schools in two weeks’ time following the deaths of eight pupils from the Ebola virus.

The first lady, Janet Museveni, who is also the education minister, said there had been 23 confirmed cases among schoolchildren.

A lockdown has been extended in the central districts of Mubende and Kassanda, the centre of the outbreak.

According to the World Health Organization there have been more than 150 confirmed and probable cases since September, with 64 deaths connected with the Sudan strain which experts say has no vaccine.

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