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Apple, Global Fund help fight coronavirus in Zambia

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Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya has thanked apple incorporated of America and the Global Fund for making donations towards fighting the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

The Apple donation include 3 million surgical masks and 1 million face shields that he said will be distributed to health and community workers in the front line.

Meanwhile, the Global Fund also provided support worth 25 million united states dollars in the response against covid 19 in Zambia, which Chilufya said will go towards the procurement of PPE, covid 19 testing equipment.

Apparently, the country has recorded its first 2 cases of re-infection of Covid -19 since the outbreak of the pandemic .

Dr Chilufya disclosed the development during the covid 19 daily update.

He announced that the country has recorded 70 cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours and also discharged 96 people from admissions.

He said currently 45 patients are admitted in various isolation centers with 33 admitted at Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital of which 14 are on oxygen , while 12 patients are admitted outside Lusaka with 7 on oxygen.

Dr Chilufya said the country has also seen the geographic spread of Covid 19 to Zambezi and Katete district bringing the numbers of districts affected to 77.

The Minister has since urged the public to strictly adhere to health regulations to avoid contracting or spreading the Corona virus.

Speaking at the same event, Infectious Diseases Director Professor Lloyd Mulenga said despite the high recovery rate from covid 19, those that got infected are still prone to getting re-infected.

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