Heavy deployment has been noted in Mubende and Kassanda districts as the areas start enforcing presidential directive of a 21-day lockdown announced to limit the spread of Ebola Virus Disease.
According to the measures issued by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Saturday, movement in the two districts will be restricted over the next three weeks.
There will be no movement from anywhere to the two districts and from the two districts to other parts of the country.
Movement from Mubende to Kassanda was also prohibited and vice versa.
Museveni also instituted night-time curfew suspending movement between 7pm to 6 am as well as the movement of public and private transport vehicles, except for cargo vehicles delivering supplies, Ministry of Health vehicles, authorized government vehicles and security vehicles.
These vehicles are also barred from carrying passengers.
Authorities in the two districts have thus deployed security personnel along all major roads connecting the two districts to other districts as well as inter-routes.
In Mubende, security personnel have taken over the streets and erected roadblocks along all major outlets.
In Kassanda District, the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Phoebe Namulindwa, said that police personnel have already been deployed along all transit routes to restrict movement of people.
She said that the district has also asked for reinforcement from other districts to ensure that the restrictions are adhered to.
According to the Ministry of Health, the Ebola has since been confirmed in the districts of Mubende, Kyegegwa, Kassanda, Kagadi and Bunyangabu with 58 total confirmed cases and 19 deaths.
20 people have recovered from the disease.
During his address to the Nation on Saturday, President Museveni said Ebola was easy to prevent as long as Ugandans heeded the guidelines.
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