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President Museveni declares Uganda Ebola free

Bethel | 95timefm No Ebola cases have been reported in the last month


President Museveni has announced that Uganda is free of Ebola three months after the deadly virus hit the country.

The Ebola outbreak, which killed 56 people and infected 142 others, prompted the government to lock down two districts of Mubende and Kassanda, the epicentres of the virus.

According to World Health Organisation guidelines, 42 days have to elapse without any person contracting Ebola in an area for it to be declared free of the disease.

Mr Museveni said the death toll due to Ebola in Uganda wasn’t as bad as it was in other countries such as Sierra Leone where thousands were killed in more than two years.