June 13, 2019 / 7:42 AM / 3 months ago

Public gatherings banned in Kasese District in Uganda after Ebola outbreak

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda has banned public gatherings in Kasese District, a part of the country where an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has been confirmed, Emmanuel Ainebyona, a health ministry spokesman, told Reuters.

Earlier on Thursday, the ministry confirmed that a Congolese woman had become the second patient in Uganda to die of the virus in the latest outbreak of the disease.

The woman was the grandmother of a five-year-old boy who died on Tuesday evening after crossing into Uganda with his family from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Reporting by Elias Biryabarema; writing by Omar Mohammed; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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