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Govt says it is battling to control spread of cholera, commends frontline staff 


President Hakainde Hichilema says government was working round the clock to control the spreed of cholera.

President Hichilema called upon all stakeholders to support government’s efforts aimed at eradicating the waterborne disease.

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He said this on Saturday when he visited Chipata Trades cholera center to extend gratitude and encouragement to the frontline staff.

“Today (Saturday) we visited Chipata Trades cholera center to extend our gratitude and encouragement to our frontline staff that are doing a wonderful job looking after patients who are recovering from cholera,” according to his official social media handle.

The President donated chlorine for sanitation purposes.

Picture courtesy of State House Media

As the World Health Organisation global champions for cholera eradication, he said citizens should ensure they take all necessary precautions against cholera, including washing hands often with soap and water.

“We also emphasized the need for us all to boil household water, or use other water purification methods, like chlorine, where they are available,” President Hichilema said.

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