Mayor directs KMC to adopt all preventive steps against Congo virus

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KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar has directed Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s (KMC) Medical and Health Services department to aware of the people about preventive measures that should be adopted while looking after the animals for the upcoming Eid.
The Mayor also urged that the people should be provided a friendly environment at cattle markets to protect them from the Congo virus which is transmissible from animals to humans, according to a statement issued on Tuesday.
On the Mayor’s directives, the Medical and Health Services department issued an advisory for the visitors, asking them to wear masks, gloves and full sleeves’ light-colored clothes.
“The people should wear gloves while touching the animals but avoid doing this for 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’s should be disposed of properly,” the advisory read.
The people have also been advised to make animals’ place cleaned and ensure fumigation before and after Eid-ul-Azha.
Waseem Akhtar urged the citizens to adopt all preventive steps while visiting cattle markets and looking after sacrificial animals on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha to keep themselves safe from transmissible diseases.
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