The death toll due to covid-19 has risen to 2-thousand and ninety-one since the outbreak of the pandemic in Zambia with 69 recorded in the last 24 hours.
Sixty-nine is the highest figure recorded in a day.
Health Permanent Secretary Kennedy Malama says the high number of deaths is unacceptable.
Dr. Malama has since urged the public to help halt the spread of transmission.
He said during the Covid-19 update that there is need for personal responsibility so that new infections are averted.
Meanwhile Dr. Malama has announced that the country has recorded 1-thousand and 93 positive cases from the 5-thousand 7-hundred and 62 tests conducted while 1-thousand 8-hundred and 59 people have been discharged from home admission and health facilities.
And Local Government Permanent Secretary Mathew Ngulube announced that all bars, taverns, nightclubs and casinos should be closed and ONLY operate on a takeaway basis for the next 14 days.
Mr. Ngulube said those that will contravene the directive will have their licenses revoked.
He also directed that all gyms should remain closed except outdoor activities with strict adherence to the five golden rules.
The Local Government PS further said that Government will continue to monitor churches and religious gatherings and they are subject to clearance while no person should be allowed in bus stations and marketplaces without a mask.
Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has instructed all provincial commissioners to work with the Ministry of Health to conduct joint operations across the country so that everyone adheres to the guidelines.
He warned both the business community and the public to adhere to the Covid-19 guidelines or risk facing stern action.
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