Ebola fears see Uganda close schools early for Christmas

Ebola fears see Uganda close schools early for Christmas

Nov 25, 2022 by BBC News - World

Key Facts

  • "They are going to be packed in buses, minibuses and private cars providing maximum opportunity for people to mix in very close contact," public health expert Dr Olive Kobusingye, a senior research fellow at Makerere University School and the University of South Africa, told the BBC.
  • Image source, Getty Images Image caption, Nine districts, including the capital, have been affected by the outbreak The fear is schools could now act as a reservoir - something authorities want to avoid in urban areas.
  • "This is to ensure the parents don't go into the two districts and the learners coming out of boarding schools don't go into communities" in the outbreak epicentre, Dr Aceng told the BBC.
  • Henry Bosa > If we were hiding any data, the evidence would be out - we'd be seeing people dying en masse" The government has said that trials for three vaccines will begin in the coming weeks, though details are scant about how and on whom they will be carried out.

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