Ugandans on social media have pleaded to President Museveni not to even think of imposing a lockdown in Kampala or the entire country.
This is after he revealed that 2 positive cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the capital city.
These two positive cases came from Mubende and are therefore regarded as Mubende cases.
Due to the risks of infection affiliated to them, Museveni has ordered the response team in Kampala to start a full mobilization program targeting the area.
“For Kampala City, while the two cases that tested positive came from Mubende District and are regarded as Mubende cases, because of the presence of contacts of these two cases and the risks of infection, I have directed a full mobilization of Kampala City into a response mode.”
Ugandans are however worried that this trend might start like this and end up with a full lockdown imposed onto the country.
This would be highly unwelcome as the country and world are still recovering from the global COVID-19 pandemic effects.
The effects of COVID-19 are still heavy and another lockdown would surely hammer a huge blow to the country.
“Mzeee totandika! Our hands are still tied up with a recovering economy so please don’t tie the legs too please! However I suggest let there more sensitization on ground in all parts of the country not only affected areas!” One user replied to the President’s information.
“Please don’t start…. bambi tuleke kubanga essaawa yonna…u might start yo bi therefore……blabla 21days,’ another said.
It should be recalled that the President imposed a 21 day lockdown on the districts of Mubende and Kasanda which have become the breeding grounds of the deadly disease.
All movements in and out of the district are closed until the 21 days elapse and further notice is provided.