Mozambique on Saturday set up disease check points along its boundary with Malawi being a precaution against some dispersing of a deadly Ebola epidemic, a senior health ministry official said.
More than 1,800 people have died in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since Ebola fell out there in August this past year.
Mozambique has to report an Ebola case, but DRC’s regional neighbours have been on high alert as the World Health Organization (WHO) has elevated the crisis to a worldwide health emergency.
Check-points began operating from the Milage and Morrumbala districts in the Zambezia province and controllers are expected to expand into other provinces of Mozambique that share borders with Malawi, based on some ministry of health .
“Setting up Ebola check-points is a guideline given by decision of the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization to protect against the spread of the illness to other states ” Zambezia province health manager, Hidayate Kassim told reporters.
“The check-points try to track each of people entering Mozambique having fevers or should they will have had experience of anyone who has been in Congo,” he explained.
Authorities characterised the screening of people entering Mozambique as a preventative control measure to organize, prevent, detect and treat some Ebola case that may develop in the nation.
The most peculiar epidemic of Ebola dropped out in West Africa in December 2013 and continued more than two decades, killing more than 11,300 of the 29,000 infected people listed.
The existing oneyear old epidemic has left 1,823 dead, based on the doctor Congo health ministry, making it second only to the 2013-2016 catastrophe.
Rwanda on Thursday shuttered its boundary with DRC after a third case of the deadly virus has been detected in the border city of Goma.