Zambia’s government decided to shut down all educational institutions later this week amid coronavirus outbreak fears, local media reported Tuesday.

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said the decision, which takes effect Friday, is a measure to prevent the global outbreak that has not been recorded in Zambia, the Lusaka Times website reported.

Chilufya said precautions include training more than 500 health care workers to treat the virus known as COVID-19, restrictions on foreign travel, including rescheduling all avoidable travel, setting two to14-day quarantine for travelers coming from “high-risk” nations if symptomatic, as well as health screenings at all entry points

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