Copperbelt Permanent secretary Bright Nundwe has directed Shoprite Chainstore at Mukuba Mall in Kitwe to provide face masks to its workers.
Mr NUNDWE says workers attending to customers without facemasks are at higher risk of contracting Covid-19.
He said this when he made an impromptu visit to the outlet. And Shoprite fresh food manager Moses Chirwa told the PS that the truck carrying facemasks will be arriving soon in Kitwe.
In Other News – WHO weighs in on the COVID-19 drug trials in Africa issue
WHO weighs in on the COVID-19 drug trials in Africa issue. Speaking to journalists during his daily virtual Press briefings on Monday, WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said human beings were equal. He insisted that existing laid down procedures for trials would be adhered to in all research anywhere in the world.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has described views of two French scientists who last week suggested that trials for a COVID-19 vaccine could be done in Africa as “racist” and a hangover of “colonial mentality”.
“We will follow all the rules to test any vaccine or therapeutics all over the world, using exactly the same route, whether it is in Europe, Africa or wherever. We will use the same protocol,” said Dr Ghebreyesus. He warned the scientists to stop what he described as a “hangover from colonial mentality”.
“It was a disgrace, appalling to hear during the 21st century from scientists, that kind of remark,” said Dr Ghebreyesus. Read More