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Churches in Uganda ban shaking of hands

13 October 2014, 22:55 Godfrey Olukya

Nairobi - Churches in Uganda have banned the shaking of hands due to outbreak of Marburg in the country and threat of Ebola which is already casing havoc in West Africa.

All religious leaders of the main churches in the country have officially asked their followers  to stop shaking hands in Church until when Marbug and Ebola outbreaks are over.

Their message against shaking hands comes a few days after the country's president Yoweri Kaguta Musevei urging Ugandans to stop shaking hands even when greeting as it is traditionally required.

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Uganda's ministry of health also made statements urging people to stop shaking hands so that they avoid spreading Marabug and Ebola.

At least one person died from Marburg in Uganda ,a disease with similar symptoms with Ebola.Over 50 others suspected to have been near the deceased are being monitored  by health workers. 

Arise for Christ ministry Churches' leader,Pastor Solomon Male said,''Marburg is deadly and therefore it is important to follow the health ministry's precautions.There will be no more shaking of hands on our churches. ''

The leader of Catholic church in Uganda,Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga said,'' All priests should omit the handshake that is traditionally performed during mass.I urge all Christians to follow President Museveni''s directive  of Ugandans to stop shaking hands because of Marburg.

He said that even hugging should be avoided.

The founder of Focus ministries,pastor David Kiganda however said that apart from stopping people to shake hands in churches they have also have bought disinfectants to be used by believers to wash their hands before entering the churches..

Speaking on behalf of Anglican Church,Reverend Canon Jackson Owere said ,''It is unfortunate that Marbug has hit our country.Since shaking  hands can be one of the ways to spread it,we have also instructed our Christians to stop shaking hands while in Church .''

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