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Zambia Warned About A Second Wave Of Covid-19

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Dr Chilufya Chitalu

Zambia Warned About A Second Wave Of Covid-19

The Ministry of Health has projected that the country will in December experience a second wave of covid-19 as has been witnessed in about one hundred countries.

Health Minister Chilufya says it is important that citizens adhere to covid-19 measures to avoid contracting the virus.

Dr Chilufya said this during the covid-19 routine briefing where he announced that the country has in the last 24 hours recorded 90 new covid-19 positive cases, out of 6,483 tests conducted, while 15 people were discharged.

The Minister further said the country has continued to see low admissions in various health facilities with 6 people currently in admission, of which 4 are on oxygen. He explained that 3 patients are in Lusaka while the other 3 are in Solwezi district.

Dr. CHILUFYA said so far, 90 districts out of 119 have recorded cases of covid-19. And Pathology and Laboratory Services National Coordinator AARON SHIBEMBA said Government has invested in points of care platforms in border towns to ensure that people are tested to prevent the country from importing covid-19.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Technical Services, KENNEDY MALAMA explained that the country continues to follow the vaccine development and has expressed interest through the World Health Organisation- WHO.

Dr. MALAMA disclosed that Zambia has since been listed by WHO to benefit from covid-19 vaccines.

-Znbc

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