The Mozambican Ministry of Health says it is strengthening epidemiological security measures at national borders to detect suspected cases of Ebola and move ahead with early treatment.

Maputo Health Director, Sheila Lobo, said this on the sidelines of the graduation ceremony of students of the Institute of Health Sciences in Maputo.

Lobo said that the ministry is setting up Ebola checkpoints on the borders with Malawi and Tanzania, at international flight airports and at national ports.

The strengthening of Ebola control measures follows the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo with over one-thousand-seven-hundred deaths notification and more than two thousand six hundred cases since 2018.