Africa Youth Games: Botswana on high Ebola alert

Doctors attending to Ebola victim during the recent outbreaK (REUTERS)
Doctors attending to Ebola victim during the recent outbreaK (REUTERS)

The Ministry of Health (MoH) will be on high alert during the upcoming Africa Youth Games in Gabrone because of the highly contagious and deadly Ebola virus, Parliament has heard.

Health Minister, Dr John Seakgosing told MPs that the National Preparedness and Response Team has been working with the Greater Gaborone District Health Management Team (DHMT) to come up with measures to prevent the importation of the Ebola virus into the country during the games. He was responding to a question without notice from Dr Habaudi Hobona of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP).

Currently, countries such as Mali, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are fighting to contain an Ebola outbreak that has reportedly killed 90 people so far.

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