More than 15 Muslims have been arrested by security agencies. Police spokesperson said some of those arrested have cases to answer for and will soon be taken to court.
The extended quarantine has been placed on central Uganda's Mubende and Kassanda districts as the government continues efforts to control the spread of the deadly disease.
The directive to close schools two weeks before the end of term has come after the death of eight children from the contagious disease earlier this month.
Uganda has so far recorded a total of 135 confirmed cases and 53 deaths, according to the health ministry.
The fire broke out around 1 am at the Salaama School for the Blind in Mukono, about 30 km east of the capital Kampala, and the cause is so far unknown.
The outbreak began in September in a rural part of central Uganda and spread earlier this month to Kampala, a city of more than 1.6 million people.
Clashes between government forces and M23 rebels resumed last Thursday in the Rutshuru territory, sending at least 11,000 people to seek refuge in neighboring Uganda.
At least 65 people have been infected and 27 killed by the outbreak of the Sudan variant of Ebola in Uganda, which had its last outbreak of the virus in 2019.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fires his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba as commander of the country’s land forces after his threats on Twitter to seize neighbouring Kenya's capital, Nairobi.
Uganda sent troops to its central African neighbour in December to help fight a violent rebel group known as the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).
Uganda — which shares a porous border with the Democratic Republic of Congo — has experienced several Ebola outbreaks in the past, most recently in 2019, when at least five people died.
The self-described "prophet" is shown ordering his followers to the front of the church to be whipped or they had to stop attending services and lose the privilege of handling his microphone.
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