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Mon, 09 Mar 2020 09:22 - Updated Mon, 09 Mar 2020 09:22

Moxico: Government prepares quarantine areas in border municipalities

Luena - The government of the eastern Moxico Province will create quarantine areas in the border municipalities in the next few days to test, within a period of 15 days, suspect cases of coronavirus (Covid-19), aiming for prevention.

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Moxico: governor Gonçalves Muandumba

Photo: David Dias

The assurance was given last Sunday, in Luena City, by the provincial governor of Moxico, Gonçalves Muandumba, who also indicated that the centres will be located in the municipalities of Luau, Bundas and Alto - Zambeze.

The official, who spoke at the provincial act in celebration of the International Women's Day, marked Sunday, said that preventive measures will also be applied against the new corona virus in public transport (buses, trains and aeroplanes) and in areas with high population density, especially in schools.

To this end, he stressed that this week a meeting will be held with the school principals, where the guidelines for strengthening measures to prevent pathology will be transmitted.

The awareness campaign will be extended to the population living by the areas that share the border with the province of Moxico, in an area of 1,777 kilometres of border with the neighbouring Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Detected in December in China, the outbreak of the new coronavirus, now known as Covid-19, can cause respiratory infections such as pneumonia and has already caused 3,385 deaths and infected more than 98,000 people in 87 countries worldwide.

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