Consular division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: prevention of cholera in Chinese citizens in Zimbabwe

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 Consular division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: prevention of cholera in Chinese citizens in Zimbabwe


The cholera outbreak in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, continued in early September, and the cholera emergency declared by the government of Zimbabwe has not ended. As of October 28th, 54 people were reported dead. With the arrival of the rainy season in November, the number of infected persons will not be excluded. In 2008, a cholera outbreak occurred in Tianjin, killing about 4000 people and infecting more than 40 thousand people.

The Consul Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe reminded Chinese citizens in Zimbabwe to strengthen preventive measures, pay attention to personal hygiene, wash hands and disinfect hands frequently. Pay attention to food and drinking water safety, pay special attention to drinking water filtration, avoid eating raw and cold or immature food. Those who have not been vaccinated should be vaccinated in time. If suspected symptoms are found, they should be treated in time.

Harare ambulance: 04771221/753164/332364 (5)

Global Consular Protection and Service Emergency Call Center, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (24 hours): + 86-10-12308 or + 86-10-59913991

Consular protection and assistance for embassy in Zimbabwe: +263-772128308

Zimbabwe has declared the capital into a cholera emergency, with 20 people dead.

Zimbabwes health minister said Tuesday (September 11) that more than 2,000 people were infected with cholera in the capital, Harare. Twenty people died and the capital was declared a cholera emergency.