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Published On: Wed, May 31st, 2017

State of emergency in Somaliland’s Burao over Cholera Outbreak

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A state of emergency has been declared in Burao, Togdher’s regional capital on Wednesday due to cholera outbreak epidemic.According to reliable reports on the ground confirm that the epidemic claimed more than 30 lives within the last 24 hours. The local council held an emergency meeting where more than 21 councilors attended and announced measures aimed at containing the spread of epidemic in Burao. All educational institutions were closed due to the cholera outbreak. The council issued a new directive that those coming to or leaving from the city should undergo health checks.

The regional authority is doing all it can to provide support to the victims of the cholera which erupted in the city. The central gov’t has not so far spoken about the health crisis in the city.

 

 

 

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