Blantyre City Council (BCC) on Monday started spraying against mosquitoes in the cityâ€™s rivers and other water reservoirs following concerns about a large presence of mosquitoes in the city.
The council was expected to start spraying against mosquitoes by mid-October, but according to the councilâ€™s director of health services Dr. Emmanuel Kanjunjunju, they delayed because the council received unauthenticated chemicals which had to be replaced.
â€œThe Health Department could have started spraying chemicals by mid-October, but that was delayed because the chemicals were new and looked unauthenticated. However, the operations have started and are expected to take about a month because there are few people who are doing the work.
â€œThe main target will be water reservoirs and swamps since these are major areas where mosquitoes breed,â€ said Kanjunjunju.