BAD TRAJECTORY: Zambia records 74 cases of coronavirus in last 24hrs

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The country has registered 66 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded at Zambia’s largest hospital, the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) during routine testing and 8 from outside the capital.

Samples from Nakonde have been sent to testing centers where the mass testing is underway.

Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya said that the new cases are from the 618 test, from tips, contacts, and routine surveillance systems in clinical setups and communities.

The new cases bring the total cases of COVID-19 in Zambia to 753.

The Minister also announced that the number of discharged people was 5.

The Minister assured the country that the testing will be moving to other ports of entry in the coming days, noting that the government is keeping a watchful eye on its eight neighbours where a number of cases have been recorded.

Chilufya explained that the government has scalled up testing and screening in Nakonde where the workforce has been boosted and that government will be enhancing screening in various border towns with Chirundu and Kazungula targeted this week.

He appealed to citizens to observe the health guidelines provided such as sanitizing or washing hands, wearing face masks and avoiding unnecessary movements.

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