A civic leader has said that Health authorities have continued with screening of travelers for Ebola symptoms at a busy border entry with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Christabel Mulala, Mayor of Chililabombwe town on the Copperbelt Province, said the screen had been intensified since 2018 when a screening desk was established at the Kasumbalesa border.

Mulala said the health personnel on the DRC side were also screening travelers and various transporters of goods into and outside that country.

World Health Organisation and partners continue to respond to Ebola virus disease outbreak in the DRC and communities in affected areas are generally supportive of the Ebola response; operations in some areas have been temporally disrupted due to insecurity.