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Zambia scales up screening of Ebola at Kasumbalesa border

General News Zambia scales up screening of Ebola at Kasumbalesa border

Muchinga PS Bright Nundwe
Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary Bright Nundwe

The Copperbelt Provincial Administration says it has scaled up screening of people for Ebola at border posts that are entering the country through Kasumbalesa and other border areas .

ZANIS reports that Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary Bright Nundwe said in an interview today that provincial administration is taking stringent measures to ensure no case of Ebola is recorded in the province.

Mr Nundwe said health workers have been stationed at all border areas and at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International airport to screen everyone entering the province from the Democratic Republic of Congo where 66 confirmed Ebola cases have been recorded.

He said the epidemic awareness activities are also on going at all border areas.

Mr Nundwe said this today during a provincial epidemic preparedness committee meeting held in Ndola.

And Provincial Health Director Dr Alex Makupe informed the committee that the province has stocked enough drugs at health facilities in case of any reported case of Ebola disease.

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