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Zambia enters sixth day with no new coronavirus case

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Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has told a media conference late today that the country has not recorded any coronavirus (covid 19) new cases out of 154 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.

This is the sixth day in a row with no new case recorded.

Chilufya has also disclosed that one of the 31 patients, a 74 year old man with an underlining health condition is on oxygen in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while the other 30 patients are in stable condition.

Dr Chilufya further said 195 truck drivers were being quarantined at the University of Zambia (UNZA) along the Great East Road Campus out of which 147 have been screened and all tested negative.

He added that the foreign drivers will now be released today to proceed to their points of destination while Zambian based drivers will continue under 14 day quarantine at their own cost.

Meanwhile, the Policy Monitoring and Research Center has commended the government for the concerted efforts and measures that have been instituted this far to fight COVID-19.

The PMRC says it is collaborating with Government agencies to recommend implementation modalities to some of the measures being put in place.

Bernadette Zulu, the PMRC Executive Director says her Organisation is also contributing with widespread dissemination of information to increase awareness and also challenging the citizenry to play their part.

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