Official Says SA Ready, but No Ebola in Country
Johannesburg – While no cases of Ebola have been reported in South Africa, the country is ready for a possible outbreak, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Friday.
“It’s not that we are just starting now. We are just ramping up efforts to fight the virus that started in December,” he said.
“We are still having no Ebola in South Africa.”
A ministerial advisory committee on Ebola had been appointed comprising private health care professionals.
Motsoaledi said Cabinet had approved a budget of R32.5m to support Ebola preparedness and response activities.