Zambia records five more coronavirus recoveries, no new positive cases in last 24 hours

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Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya says Zambia has not recorded any positive COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours.

Speaking during his routine national updates on coronavirus, Chilufya said 226 tests conducted in the period under review and non turned positive.

Chilufya also disclosed that the country also registered 5 more recoveries bringing the total number of cases to 84, 3 deaths, 42 recoveries with active cases standing at 39.

He added that all in all, a total of 4,963 tests have been carried out with 2,912 completing the 14 days quarantine.

Chilufya urged people to continue adhering to the given guidelines subject to certification by public officials failure to which public events such as church gatherings will not be allowed.

He added that the guidance given by the President was very clear on the need to exercise strict social distancing.

“It’s important to act in solidarity with your families and the country to avoid unnecessary travels in order to avoid community spread” he emphasized.

He said the progress in fighting the diseases is a key metric in determining strategies of reopening sectors of the economy.

Speaking about the mass screening, Chilufya said 6 points in Makeni have since been established for the purpose.

He added that many other parts in Lusaka will be screened to eliminate community spread.

Chilufya also thanked Emmasdale and Chaisa residents for complying with health authorities during the massive screening.

He also encouraged others to emulate such patriotism in order to effectively conduct the exercise.

Responding to the issue of the recruitment of health officials, Chilufya said over 500 health officials have been recruited in the ongoing exercise to ensure that the directive by President Edgar Lungu is met.


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