By Ben Musanje
26th Sept 2022
People seeking services at the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Kampala may be blocked from accessing the offices once they defy washing hands as one of the control measures against the spread of Ebola.
This has been disclosed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs Spokesperson Simon Peter Mundeyi on Monday at the Police headquarters Naguru during a weekly press conference.
Mundeyi says that they have directed their security to turn away people defying these precautionary measures of washing hands with water and JIK to control the spread of Ebola.
He adds that they have placed hand washing cans within the Ministry’s premises in Kampala to strengthen the hygiene and will ensure all precaution measures are respected.
Yesterday, the Ministry of Health indicated zero confirmed Ebola Virus Disease cases registered in Kampala amidst fears that arose after the death of a lady in Kansanga, Makindye division.
However the cumulative figure of registered deaths stands at 21 with 4 of them are confirmed of Ebola Virus Disease EVD and 17 are probable, these are part of the 34 total case number so far reported in Uganda with 16 of them confirmed to have Ebola Virus Disease -EVD.
Meanwhile, the Internal Affairs Ministry is stuck with about 10,000 uncollected passports at their Kyambogo collection center which dates back from December 2018 yet they don’t have enough storage space.