from 21st Century Wire:
Don’t look now, but another wave of virology fear porn is about to sweep through Africa.
The dreaded Ebola has never quite lived up to the hype, but it’s still used a clarion call for a bio security coup d’etat.
It seems that Uganda’s ‘President for Life’, Yoweri Museveni, sensed some potential political unrest brewing due to his country’s flailing economy and systemic corruption, and so he did what any self-respecting despot would do: declare an epidemic, and start locking down the country down.
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Other African governments, like Nigeria, have noted Museveni’s deft move and are mulling over the same course of action.
So now we’re just waiting on the edge of our seats until Dr. Tedros weighs-in and declares another ‘global pandemic’…
RT International reports…
Uganda imposed lockdowns in two districts on Saturday to contain an Ebola outbreak, which has already claimed 19 lives, according to President Yoweri Museveni.
During a televised address, the president warned that, with 58 confirmed cases, there is a risk that “Ebola may spread beyond Uganda.”
“Given the gravity of the problem and to prevent further spread and protect lives and livelihoods, Government is taking extra measures that require action from all of us,” the president said.
The measures include an overnight curfew, the closing of markets, places of worship and entertainment, and restricting movement into and out of the Mubende and Kassanda districts. Schools will remain open.
“All these measures shall start with immediate effect and will last 21 days because the incubation period for Ebola is up to 21 days,” Museveni said.
He ordered the Ministry of Health to intensify surveillance and contact tracing, and to mobilize additional resources in two districts, adding that Kampala city should be in “a response mode” following the discovery of two cases originating from Mubende.
The Health Ministry confirmed the outbreak on September 20, saying it had been caused by the Sudan strain of the Ebola virus.
The strain, for which there are no licensed vaccines or drugs, previously caused outbreaks in Uganda, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Nigeria announced measures to prevent the spread of the disease from the country on October 4, despite not sharing a border with Uganda…
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