Uganda health authorities reported three additional confirmed Ebola (Sudan Virus Disease) cases on Saturday, bringing the total confirmed cases to 41.
In an effort to keep the disease from crossing the border into neighboring Kenya, motorists travelling to Kenya via Malaba border are being subjected to mandatory Ebola screening to avoid the spread of the virus, this publication has learnt, the Daily Monitor reports.
According to a notice issued by the Malaba health officer, Mr Paul Kibii, yesterday all drivers should be issued with a certificate after undergoing screening, which they are supposed to present at the loading site in Kenya.
“We need to take precaution. As a collective responsibility to prevent the implementation of diseases to our country, it is a mandatory requirement that you are screened at the health desk and issued with a screening card,” Mr Kibii said.
He added that the requirement was slated to take effect from October 1 (Saturday).
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