Zambia records 5 new COVID-19 cases

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Zambia has recorded 5 new COVID-19 cases from 432 tests done in the last 24hrs, reports Martha Banda.

The three were diagnosed from the routine tests at Zambia’s biggest hospital, UTH in the capital while the other are two are Truck drivers that came from South Africa (one is Zambian and the other is Malawian).

Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya announced today during his daily update on the disease that has shaken the world.

Today’s results brings the cumulative total to 446. The 315 are active cases with new recoveries standing at seven making a total of 124 people.

And on the update from the border town, Nakonde which neighbours Tanzania, placed under total lockdown, on Thursday and Friday shops will be given a humanitarian window to allow residents to buy essential goods so that Saturday the task of the multi sectoral response team resumes. Isolation centers have been set up in Nakonde so far with 42 bed spaces.

Two private hotels and in Chinsali District also has an isolation center that will mostly have the elderly and young patients. Chinsali is now conducting tests for the entire Muchinga Province. The border remains closed but essential goods such as fuel are allowed to enter the country.

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