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.

ENDS/HC/PK/ZANIS

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  1. 7. Anonymous many thanks. It feels good to be No. l-) but it is a better feeling to know that the children will return to school tomorrow.

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  2. A long term measure is to prevent the occurence of Cholera. Closing schools, NO! NO! To some extent We are able to blog because we have been to school. Those guys in school must be helped to acquire knowledge by cutting down on unnecessary closures and opening delays on account of the preventable cholera. We need them to be better placed in their lives tomorrow.

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  3. “Education authorities in Mazabuka have re-opened all the 40 schools that where closed due to a Cholera outbreak in the district.”

    Good, but when is Mazabuka becoming a City for I have recommended this as it is always on the news?

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  4. its great that cholera is no longer a death sentence..when i was growing up in mazabuka in the ’90s, most of the ppl we heard had gotten cholera died.

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  5. #68 You can cheat some people sometime but you cannot cheat all the people all the time.unless you are a Zambian then you get cheated all the time .
    You Zambian are Fake, you take what we get get given, with no questions asked .
    International Companies come take over your huge industries and start treeting you like dirt , all you do is yap yap yap and thats it .
    You get cheated during elections all you do is is talk and thats it RB will become the nest MMD and then will Be again be President till 2016 and My Superstar Dad will be the VICE President .
    What will you Zambians Do about that? my bet is NOTHING.
    Listen dawg silver spoons for life.

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  6. Hi Sarah Jones,
    Nice to see your presence, always.
    Continue good blogging.

    More female bloggers plse! =d>=d>=d><:-p<:-p<:-p

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  7. Morning all!! :)>-

    About time they opened schools. We just dont seem to learn from past mistakes as a country. Believe you me, we will have cholera even next year, and that other year. Even when am being buried, there will be cholera.

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  8. ok basaa,muende kabotu kuchikolo.mu pounde maningi maningi,muta smoke
    lubanje ili bad kumwana wachikolo.same same sex taili kabotu nga mwafwa fast fast na AIDS.mubambile bamama wenu ati kapondo kayandaula
    gangata banitumine a western union ok.bye

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  9. Govt must find a lasting solution or else it will happen again.Money spent on cure should be for prevention.OH DEAR GOD. *-:)**==

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