Bishop calls for vigilance from Ugandans in fight against Ebola.

By Goodluck Musinguzi

The bishop of the Mityana diocese the Right Rev Dr James Bukomeko Ssaalongo has urged Ugandan to be vigilant and follow the President’s directives on the Ebola situation in order to avert very high risks of increased cases and deaths.

He made these remarks while the church was celebrating the end of the festive season as the Mityana diocese has now made 45 years in existence at St Andrews cathedral Namukozi, Mityana Town.

Bukomeko advised the Christians to prevent the Ebola disease because it spreads very fast and can kill if not reported early and treated while as well asking the government to help the people in locked districts of Kasanda and Mubende with food and some basic needs since most of them are not allowed to move from one place to another.

In his last address to the nation on Ebola, His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni imposed a curfew and travel ban for 21days in the two districts of Kasanda and Mubende where the Ebola cases are so high in a bid to limit the spread through movements into and out of the districts.

“I now direct as follows: movements now into and out of Mubende and Kassanda districts are now prohibited,” said Museveni in a televised address.

“If you are in Mubende and Kassanda districts, stay there for 21 days,” Museveni added.

Bishop Bukomeko worried about the locked districts saying it has blocked the work of the whole diocese making it to lag behind because even at the function, the priests, leaders and the Christians in Kasanda and Mubende couldn’t attend which is a big problem.

in the latest update, Hon Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health has updated the country about the latest Ebola infections at Mulago National Referral Hospital after the Ministry of Health intensified contact tracing to those who tested positive.

 

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