JUST IN: ‘No cases of monkeypox in the country’

05 Jul, 2022 - 18:07 0 Views
JUST IN: ‘No cases of monkeypox in the country’ The monkeypox outbreak does not at this stage constitute a public health emergency of international concern

The ManicaPost

 

Health Reporter

 

THE country has not recorded any cases of the monkeypox disease following its outbreak in some European countries, with cases reported in other African countries, a Cabinet minister has said.

 

In a Post Cabinet media briefing this evening, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa, said the outbreak has not become a major public health concern.

“Cabinet wishes to advice that the outbreak does not at this stage constitute a public health emergency of international concern. Given that the measures which control Covi-19 have also been found to be effective in curtailing the spread of monkeypox, Zimbabwe should remain vigilant for both Covid-19 and monkeypox,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.

The public, Minister Mutsvangwa added, is urged to maintain both Covid-19 surveillance and testing, maintaining monkeypox surveillance and information dissemination as well as observing and adhering to Covid-19 public health and social measures such as hand washing and sanitisation, wearing of face masks and practising social physical distancing.

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