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Friday, July 3, 2020

No new COVID-19 cases detected in Zambia, one more patient discharged

Headlines No new COVID-19 cases detected in Zambia, one more patient discharged

Zambia has for the 3rd day not recorded any new COVID-19 case, Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya has confirmed.

Speaking to the media during the he 16th COVID-19 update, Dr Chilufya announced that one more person has been discharged bringing the total number of recoveries to 3 with active cases now standing at 35, and that over 5 000 cases still remain on surveillance while all the 36 cases are doing well under the watchful eye of health experts.

Dr Chilufya disclosed that 280 public alerts were recorded and none tested positive and have been sent home and further said 1,544 people have successfully completed the 14 day quarantine period and have been discharged.

“Statistics look encouraging and promising but it’s not time to relent” he said as he emphasized the need to heed to all the health guidelines such as social distancing and avoidance of unnecessary travels.

And Dr Chilufya has declared the new residence at the University of Zambia Great East Road campus as a quarantine centre for truck drivers bringing various goods in the country.

“We have come up with a mechanism working with ministries of communication and transport, home affairs to ensure that there is minimal disruption of trade and commerce” he said.

In ensuring that Trade and commerce continue, Dr Chilufya said the government has come up with a mechanism to ensure that there is the minimum disruption of movements of trucks through the borders.

He, however, said stringent measures have been enforced to ensure that there is increased surveillance and announced that due to the reported positive COVID-19 case in Malawi, the screening will be enhanced in Eastern Province at the Mwami border.

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27 COMMENTS

  1. Why is PF and their candidate Chilufya disappointed with that news?? Is because there is sign that 2021 elections is back on track? This stability should be UPND’s disadvantage.

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  2. Fantastic news! Thank God. I agree with the minister, we not out of the woods yet and should not relent. It could still be out there.

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  3. How are statistics looking promising when the sample size taken this far is very very small for a population of over 17million? The UK is testing over 100,000 a day and the results show the nearly exact extent of the pandemic.

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  4. The more this man keeps showing up everyday in front of cameras during this crisis the more he is seen as a leader even though he merely announcing …meanwhile the Head of State is cowering in State House. You have 35 cases and 5000 under surveillance…please tell us how you are monitoring that figure of 5000. Some of us are not that gullible!!

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  5. We thank God!!! Indeed this is encouraging news but we shouldn’t relent, we should defeat this CORONAVIRUS!!!!

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  6. Thank you Jesus. Mr. Chilufya be very mindful of the donations from China where the disease started and they are now in the forefront donating. I don’t trust these chocholis. For those who will be given protective gear like face masks, please wash and iron before you use them. We will not accept any vaccines from any country as France is poised to kill us.

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  7. Excellent development. We thank our women and men in uniform risking their lives for our safety. @ tarinyo, let me ask you a question, you have for long been criticising our approach to the fight against coronva virus on the basis of wanting the president to give you updates rather than the qualified health specialist. This , I believe, is due to expecting us to follow the approach your adopted countries are taking . E.g. boris Johnson addressing people daily before his quarantine. My question is, if their approach is so good why are thousands dying? Does it matter who makes an announcement? I would rather his excellency is working hard and ensuring lives are saved rather than daily briefings where people are dying in their thousands.

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  8. Tarino maybe you should be putting all that stress and concern into your adopted country. You should be holding to task your leader boris for the thousands of deaths under his watch. How can a so called developed country lose so many lives. Tarino you question the genuineness of our numbers. However, if we were reporting lies surely we wouldn’t be able to hide deaths. No deaths recorded apart from one. So either people are hiding deaths in Zambia or you are just a very hurt man who thought moving abroad was heaven on earth. Now you spend all your time hating on your former country of birth. Tell us how many people have died in your England vs how many have died here.

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  9. I have no time to respond to an impostor today…I mean for someone who is based in Zambia I have never seen one who never misses a day without mentioning England, UK, Boris Johnson, or to minute UK News updates. Grow up young man you can make your own name on LT apart from impersonations.

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  10. Bemba man – why dont you go to your pastor he speaks to this blonde blue eyed chap callled Jesus to get the cure for covid -19 then sell to the whole world? This gullibility with religion never ceases to amaze me.

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  11. My tribe is Zambian – PF accepted something as pointless Cholera vaccines from questionable Bill Gates Foundation ….what would stop them refusing Covid-19 vacine with a cherry of $1 million on top. This is a company with a de-population agenda for Africa. You have too much faith in this crook Chilufya.

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  12. @ tarino I mean for someone who is based in england, I have never seen one who never misses a day without mentioning Pf, edgar Lungu.

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  13. We are on the right path. With relatively few tests being conducted, it is hard to tell where exactly we stand but as long as there are more recoveries than new cases, we just have to be content. Zambians, please do all you can to support the health authorities in their efforts to monitor and prevent the spread of this silly virus. God bless our nation.

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  14. The reason we are not recording any new case is because we are not testing enough. WE only have two testing machines according to the minister and the machines are not even operating at full capacity that is while just little over 1000 tests have been done as opposed to SA where the are doing 30 000 tests a day.

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  15. You can bury your head in the sand as much as you like. But this virus is there.

    You can spin statistics all you like. But the virus remains.

    You can pray all day, drink all night. The virus remains, looking to kill.

    Zambia should prepare now. Must we wait for our loved ones to start dying before we take action?

    Do we have enough hospital beds? Ventilators ? Mortuary space?

    Look around the world. The countries that did not prepare have been hit badly.

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  16. How can you the exact number of patients when you don’t have testing equipment…..They would rather buy expensive SUV’s and Private Jet and pay dull Ministers heavy allowances for lining up at Airport tarmac greeting bandit President Lungu…so dont be fooled…the Ministry of health is hijacked by PF bandits just like the Justice department

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  17. I mentioned Chilufya so that he knows we are watching him and his pf crooks. I don’t trust them.

  18. @tarino Jesus was not blond or blue eyed. Him or Moses or Abraham were not white like most brainwashed blacks willingly believe since the bible was brought to them by a white man. It’s the Europeans who bleached him to suit their agenda of conquering the world. Read this verse in the bible: Revelation 1:14 says Jesus had wooly hair and feet like burnt brass. Moses is described as brown eyed not blue.
    Daniel (a prophet) 7 ch 9 verse 10 foretells that Jesus, will have His head covered with woolly hair when he comes to judge the world. Song of Solomon 1 verse 6
    Solomon is a black man.
    The Christians ignore their own Bible for what the white man has told them

  19. Higher Taller April 5, 2020 At 9:31 pm
    @tarino Jesus was not blond or blue eyed. Him or Moses or Abraham were not white like most brainwashed blacks willingly believe since the bible was brought to them by a white man. It’s the Europeans who bleached him to suit their agenda of conquering the world. Read this verse in the bible: Revelation 1:14 says Jesus had wooly hair and feet like burnt brass. Moses is described as brown eyed not blue.
    Daniel (a prophet) 7 ch 9 verse 10 foretells that Jesus, will have His head covered with woolly hair when he comes to judge the world. Song of Solomon 1 verse 6
    Solomon is a black man.
    The Christians ignore their own Bible for what the white man has told them

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  20. How many countries along the tropics have explosive case of COVID-19 virus??
    The real savior here is high temperatures, sun shine and consequent Vitamin D.

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  21. And if there is a knew case? He ll come back here ,hire a microphone & announce”oh!”there is one knew case. This man is a PA system or MC,clearly this is not what health ministers do- jst announcing? He shd tell us what preventive measures are in place, the procedures, the equipment & methods used. Then tell us the long term Cure measures even if there is no vaccine yet but u got to ve started yo own research with yo scarce resources. All medicine comes from trees, plants, vegetables,herbs etc which Africa ,Zambia is a main inhabitant. Natural medicine. You don’t need all that first world equipment to develop an African medicine- China cured it’s people from drinking a mixed lemon tea.

  22. The world is flooded with chemical medicines and it’s never had enough of herbal medicines( Which are really useful in an African setup). U cant rely on things which were made under the temp of -20 Degrees Celsius to be used in Lusaka with a temp of +30 Degree Celcius. Even if u are not a doctor but, does this make sense to u?

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  23. Vote Him Out – Please tell them and wake them up!!

    Higher Taller – There is no need for me to debate about fiction called the bible so its baseless for me to engage with you about his colour

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