Rustenburg - Zambia may consider evacuating its university students studying in China following the coronavirus outbreak, the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) reported.
Secretary to Cabinet Simon Miti told the public broadcaster that evacuating the students would be subject to expert advice and World Health Organisation (WHO) status reports.
Miti said government was aware of the need to take precautions to avoid infection during evacuation and in transit, if evacuations were undertaken.
He said the the country's students were safe and government would continue to monitor the situation closely.
He added that the state had put in place "high-impact interventions" to protect citizens from contracting the virus at home and abroad. Among the measures was procurement and distribution of masks, food and other supplies for the students.