By Our Reporter
The Ministry of Health has slapped a ban on both local and international movement of all contacts to Ebola confirmed cases until expiry of 21 follow-up days.
The ban was issued yesterday, 28th October, 2022 and signed off by Dr. Olaro Charles on behalf of the Director General Health Services.
“In line with International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) that require Uganda as a State Party to WHO to control the spread of infectious diseases to other nations, the Ministry of Health working with the officials of different Ports including Entebbe International Airport does not permit contacts to Ebola cases to travel locally or internationally until completion of the follow-up period of 21 days,” the statement reads in part.
The Ministry also says that the contact list shall be regularly updated and shared with immigration and other port officials to ensure that no contact is allowed to travel out of the country until removed from the list.
In addition government has re-introduced temperature screening of outbound travelers at all ports including Entebbe International Airport.
Dr. Olaro also revealed that all contacts of Ebola in Kampala have been traced and are under institutional quarantine at Mulago Isolation facility.
The statement further says that whereas there were a few imported cases reported in Kampala, Mityana and Kassanda remain the transmission districts.