Uganda closes schools to fight Ebola, new cases fall | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News ⚠️
Uganda closed schools nationwide on Friday to curb the spread of Ebola, despite the health minister insisting to AFP that new cases had declined.
Family members carry student’s belongings on a wheelbarrow after a directive of the Health Ministry to close all schools two weeks earlier to curb the spread of Ebola at Naalya Senior Secondary boarding school in Kampala on November 25, 2022.Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN).Leader of Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo (left); presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi; his wife, Margaret; LP vice presidential candidate, Yusuf Datti-Ahmed and National Chairman of the party, Julius Abore, during a campaign rally in Ibadan… yesterday.Pastor Enoch Adeboye is the general overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) The General Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) worldwide, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye has called on Nigerians not to give up on the nation, as he admitted that every right thinking person knows that it is not well with Nigeria at the moment.
– Since Uganda declared an Ebola outbreak on September 20, cases have spread across the country, including to the capital Kampala and Uganda has been struggling to rein in the outbreak caused by the Sudan strain of the virus, for which there is currently no vaccine.(Photo by BADRU KATUMBA / AFP) The directive to close schools two weeks before the end of term was announced earlier this month following the deaths of eight children from the highly contagious disease.In his opening address at the yearly event, hosted by the Nigerian Network Operators Group (ngNOG), and the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-olu noted that this year’s ngPIF was very relevant and of national significance.But in recent weeks, the number of new infections registered in the capital Kampala and the epicentres of Mubende and Kassanda has declined, Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng told AFP.The former governor of Anambra State also commended the leader of Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, for standing for justice, equity and fairness as well as supporting the party.“The major breakthrough in this fight against Ebola for Uganda is that the communities have realised that Ebola is deadly and it kills,” she said.According to him, no one can ignore the vital role of technology in improving infrastructural and enhancing economic growth and development.“We encourage the population to remain alert and cooperate with the health teams if we are to win this battle and there are signs Uganda is winning,” she added.The cleric bemoaned the situation that has reduced Nigerians to such desperate levels and lamented that no country can accommodate Nigeria population as refugees, not even a country like Ghana that is not up to Oyo State in Nigeria.
Uganda’s WHO office said Thursday that as of November 22, no case had been declared for nine days in Kamapala, 10 days in Mubende and 12 days in Kassanda.For inclusive growth, a gathering like this is needed periodically to brainstorm, exchange ideas, and be in tune with the latest developments as it affects the infrastructure providers, content providers, service providers, and policymakers,” he added.We are not here to abuse anybody.The outbreak has claimed 55 lives out of 141 cases according to Ugandan authorities, who have imposed lockdowns in Mubende and Kassanda.The measures include a dusk-to-dawn curfew, a ban on personal travel and the closure of markets, bars and churches.Adewale Adedokun, explained that the relevance of peering and interconnectivity have quadrupled in recent times.At a school in Kampala, one parent told AFP he was relieved to take his child home.“Yoruba have produced President in the person of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.“I think this early closure was really necessary, because of the situation, the Ebola situation in the country,” said banker Joab Baryayaka.” Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer of IXPN, Muhammed Rudman, stated the need to be deliberate about underserved areas when it comes to Internet connectivity.However, any of these devoid of showing mercy to the poor and impacting the less privileged has missed the mark,” he said.
“We trust they are safer with us than staying at school, where we cannot guarantee the situation.” Since the outbreak was declared in Mubende on September 20, the disease has spread across the East African nation.He noted that for IXP itself, “we require location, equipment, technical and administrative capacities to function at the optimum, emphasising that in less reached areas, peculiar challenges such as low connectivity infrastructure, security issues, diminished interest in internet services, and absence of carrier-neutral data centres are often the bane.President Yoweri Museveni has repeatedly ruled out imposing nationwide Covid-like restrictions.According to WHO criteria, an outbreak of the disease ends when there are no new cases for 42 consecutive days — twice the incubation period of the disease.The strain now circulating is known as the Sudan Ebola virus, for which there is no vaccine, although several would-be jabs are heading towards clinical trials.
Ebola is spread through bodily fluids.Common symptoms are fever, vomiting, bleeding and diarrhoea.Outbreaks are difficult to contain, especially in urban environments.In this article.
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