Education authorities in Mazabuka have re-opened all the 40 schools that where closed due to a Cholera outbreak in the district.
This is despite health authorities still battling it out to contain the disease which has now spread to Kaleya, Mubuyu and Shimungalu areas where the Mazabuka District health management team has opened up Cholera centres with Seven patients admitted.
Mazabuka District Education Board Secretary, Darius Kaluba who confirmed the development to ZANIS in Mazabuka today, however said water tight measures have been put in place to ensure safety of the lives of pupils and teachers.
He said among the measures put in place include the disinfection of pupils when they report and after knocking off. Mr. Kaluba also said school authorities have been directed to procure huge quantities of chlorine for the purification of water supply in the learning institutions.
He said schools that had been turned into Cholera centres will also re-open for classes following the combating of the disease in Chivuna and Lubombo areas by health authorities.
Mr. Kaluba said all headteachers of high, basic, private, community schools and principals of training schools have been directed to re-open their institutions tomorrow.
He also revealed that school administrators have been instructed to offer tuition classes to pupils in the affected schools to ensure the syllabus for the pupils is not affected because all schools shall close at the same time.
Cholera broke out in Mazabuka , a week before Christmas and health authorities have been battling it out to contain the disease which was first reported in Mazabuka town and spread to some rural areas.
Health staff told ZANIS, Two patients are admitted to Ndeke Clinic in Mazabuka town, Two at Kaleya Clinic, 10 Kilometres from Mazabuka Boma and three from Shimungalu fishing camp. A total of 136 cases have been attended with One death recorded since the disease broke out.