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Government starts closing down COVID-19 isolation centres

Filed under: Health & Nutrition,Latest News |

The government through the Ministry of Health has started closing covid-19 isolation centres in areas that have not recorded cases in the last weeks.

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has also urged the public and transporters to strictly adhere to covid-19 regulations as the neighbouring countries open their borders to avoid importing covid-19.

Dr Chilufya also said there is need to upscale border surveillance.

He said this during the covid-19 routine briefing, where he announced that the country has in the last 24 hours recorded 38 covid-19 cases.

Meanwhile, he said 2 deaths of which one involves a Brought In Dead (BID) of a Chinese national and one facility death.

Dr Chilufya also noted that covid-19 has also negatively impacted mental health due to the increased number of people that need to seek psychological services.

At the same time, Head Clinical Care at Chainama Hospital, Nita Besa said the country has seen a rise of people needing psychological services due to the impact of covid-19.

And Zambia Revenue Authority -ZRA- Board Chairperson Bwalya Chiti donated sanitizers worth 500 thousand kwacha to the ministry of health.

Chiti said the donation is aimed at supporting the health personnel who have been on the frontline protecting Zambians.



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