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President Museveni to Address the Nation Again on Ebola Today


By Stuart Bogere Oswald

President Yoweri Museveni will address the nation on the status of Ebola in the country today Wednesday, October 12th, 2022.

The communication was confirmed by Sandor Lyle the Senior Presidential Press Secretary via his Twitter handle on Wednesday morning. The address will be live on all radio and TV stations.

“H.E. the President of the Republic of Uganda. Gen. (Rtd) Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will on Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 at 8.00 pm address the nation to give updates on the status of Ebola in the country,” Sandor tweeted.

The address comes after the Ministry of Health Monday announced that Uganda had registered four new cases of Ebola bringing the total of cumulative infections to 48 in the country since its outbreak last month in Mubende.

“As of October 9, 2022, 22:00 hrs, cumulative confirmed cases stand at 48, after four new confirmed cases were registered in the last 48 hours,” the Ministry said in a statement Monday.

Health Minister Dr. Ruth Aceng confirmed that they registered one death in Kampala last Friday but added that there are currently no other confirmed Ebola cases in the capital, although the city and surrounding districts are considered high risk.

Cumulative confirmed deaths have since risen to 17 while cumulative recoveries stand at 14, according to the statement, while over 1000 contacts have been listed for follow-up according to the ministry.