Covid-19 Updates

750 000 doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccines arrive

Over 750,000 doses of Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccines have arrived in the country following a donation from Africa Vaccine Acquisition Trust -AVAT- and MTN Zambia.

Ministry of Health Permanent secretary for Administration GEORGE MAGWENDA who received the vaccines at the Kenneth Kaunda international airport says this brings the total vaccines received in the country to over 8.3-million since last year when the co
ntry received the first consignment.

Dr. MAGWENDE notes that 600,000 doses were a donation from AVAT while over 151,000 were a donation from MTN Zambia.

And MTN Zambia chief Executive Officer BART HOFKER said vaccines are the only way out of the pandemic as they eliminate severe disease.

Mr HOFKER said 80 percent of the staff at MTN have been vaccinated against covid-19 adding that the company is contributing towards the attainment of the 70 percent target by June this year.

In Other News – Bwalya Kalandanya arrested

KALANDANYA Music Promotions proprietor Bwalya Kalandanya has been arrested by the Joint Investigations Team for fraudulent registration of a contractor’s certificate.Bwalya Kalandanya

In a statement issued by Zambia Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga, Kalandanya, 47, committed the offence on October 12, 2016. He allegedly used the same fraudulently acquired contractors certificatelearn more

Back to top button