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A call to be wary of ‘false’ covid-19 information

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As the world and the country in particular, continues to look for strategies to stop the spread of coronavirus, calls are being made to guard against false information.

“A common myth is that traditional tattoos ‘inemba’ will protect people from COVID-19. In order to successfully prevent the spread of COVID-19 let’s base our decisions on verified information,” Zambia National Public Health Institute.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation warns global citizens to be wary of ‘false’ information with regards to the prevention of coronavirus.

In the same light, Zambia has recorded 225 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Administration Kakulubelwa Mulalelo said the new cases are from 13 districts and are out of 1,400 tests conducted.

Apparently, speaking during the routine updates on Covid 19 in Lusaka today, Mulalelo said the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in the country now stands at 11,601.

She said 48 patients are currently admitted to Lusaka’s Levy Mwanawasa COVID-19 isolation facility, of which 26 are on Oxygen therapy, eight are under Intensive Care and one is on a ventilator.

Mulalelo said there are 32 patients admitted to isolation facilities outside Lusaka with 10 on oxygen therapy.

She said no deaths have been recorded and that the cumulative number of deaths linked with Covid-19 remains at 282.

Mulalelo said 147 patients have been discharged today, bringing the cumulative number of recoveries to 10,840.

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