The Ministry of Education and Sports has, with immediate effect, suspended all school visitation days and leavers parties until current school term ends in a concerted effort to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease.
In a circular dated 28th Oct 2022 and signed by Mr. Ismael Mulindwa and addressed to all District Education officers the Education Ministry prohibited Learners in boarding institutions from making non-essential trips out of the school. The ministry further directed the learning Institutional management to take extra care to ensure effective Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) by strictly adhering and implementing the Standard Operating Procedures provided by government .
Early this Week, the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng announced that six pupils from three different schools in Rubaga Division, Kampala, tested positive for Ebola and were undergoing supportive treatment at the Entebbe treatment unit.
The children are said to have been infected by their uncle who came from Kassanda District and slept over at their home in Rubaga, before he was taken to Mulago National Referral Hospital for treatment from where he succumbed to Ebola.
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