The return of military escorts to travel in central Mozambique
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Five cases of cholera – one of the diseases whose proliferation is most feared after the passage of Cyclone Idai – were confirmed in the city of Beira today.
The five confirmed cases were detected at the Munhava neighbourhood health centre, National Director of Medical Assistance Ussene Isse announced.
He said the cases might not be directly related to the destruction caused by the cyclone, but curbing the spread of cholera resulting from unsanitary conditions aggravated by the storm remained one of the authorities’ priorities.
The National Institute of Disaster Management now puts the total number of people affected by the cyclone at 803,984 people. Of these, 135,827 people were installed in 161 reception centres, seven more centres than on Tuesday and another 8,201 users.
Today’s INGC update says shelter and non-food goods have reached 28,146 families, an increase of about 3,700 families.Source: Lusa
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