Govt moves to curb cholera outbreak, disinfects markets, bus stations in Lusaka’s central business district


The Lusaka City Council (LCC) has stepped up Cholera prevention measures and is currently disinfecting all markets and bus stations in the Central Business District.

LCC Public Relations Officer, Nyambe Bulumba, said this was being done through the Public Health Department to prevent the second outbreak and other diseases.

Bulumba in a statement issued in Lusaka on Saturday, said the council had so far disinfected all hot spots at Kamwala’s Luburma market, Kulimatower Bus Station, and Inter-city bus terminals.

He stated that the Council’s Public Health Officers also disinfected hot spots such as market public toilets, bins and offices.

“The chemical used to disinfect these sites not only prevents cholera but also other diseases, as it is a multi-purpose disinfectant,” Bulumba emphasized.

He further said that the Local Authority had distributed over 120 litres of Chlorine to Kamwala Remand Prison to promote the habit of drinking clean water.

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Bulumba added that the council would continue with its surveillance activities to ensure people are adhering to public health guidelines to avoid all kinds of diseases, including cholera.

“The exercise is part of the campaigns to educate and inform people about cholera prevention methods. Officers will keep disinfecting all the potential cholera spots, even in the compounds, until none are left,” he stated.

Bulumba urged Lusaka residents and business owners to get involved in the exercise, as the fight against Cholera could only be won by everyone’s involvement.

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