Congo virus precautions

15 Jul 2020


KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar on Tuesday asked the citizens to adopt all preventive measures while visiting cattle markets and looking after sacrificial animals on the occasion of Eidul Azha to keep themselves save from Congo virus.

The mayor also directed Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s medical and health services department to make people aware about preventive measures that should be adopted while looking after the animals.

On the mayor’s directives, medical and health services department issued advisory for the visitors, asking them to wear mask, gloves and full sleeves’ light-coloured clothes. “The people should wear gloves while touching the animals but avoid doing this too many times,” the advisory read.

The people were also advised to avoid eating anything in the cattle markets and keep boiled water with them for drinking. The advisory also asked the citizens to ask their butchers to wear gloves and wash hands after sacrificing the animals.

“The animals should be kept at a place having fresh air or ventilation, their water should be covered property after consumption, animals’ offal should be disposed of properly,” the advisory read.

Published in Dawn, July 15th, 2020