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President Lungu orders the complete Lockdown of Kafue

HeadlinesPresident Lungu orders the complete Lockdown of Kafue

President Edgar Lungu has ordered a complete lockdown of Kafue and has halted movements of people in and out of the district with effect from tomorrow 15 April 2020.

This follows the declaration of the district as a hotspot for Coronavirus infections after 3 cases were recorded out of which one was a fatality.

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya says the President has invoked the public health act in order to ensure avoidance of escalation of new cases in the district.

Speaking at the COVID-19 latest update this afternoon, Dr. Chilufya who announced that Zambia has not recorded any positive COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours said massive screening and disinfection will commence and be done in the district starting from tomorrow.

Dr Chilufya has since urged Kafue residents to cooperate with authorities as they conduct various interventions such as screening and disinfecting in the area to ensure that the new infections are contained and further advised them to stay home.

“This is not punitive for the people of Kafue but to do everything possible to contain new cases within the district before it escalates to other potential areas” Dr. Chilufya assured.

He said since Zambia did not record any new case, cumulatively the numbers remain the same at 45 cases,30 recoveries, 2 deaths as well as 13 active cases while 250 people have been discharged from the mandatory 14 days quarantine.

He said the patriotism from all stakeholders is appreciated and should continue and that president Edgar Lungu appreciates all such efforts.

Dr Chilufya emphasized the need to follow strictly what has been guided by the President and corporate with government and health authorities in combatting the virus successfully.

47 COMMENTS

  1. Forget it you are wasting time and energy. Kafue is Lusaka. If there’s infection in Kafue it has already reached Lusaka so just do a central province or National lockdown

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    • What measures is the govt putting in place so that these kafue residents don’t make this disease not to zabuka the kafue river to places like mazabuka and siavonga, remember people from Livingston and copperbelt and Lusaka have to go through kafue.

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  2. Edgar is sick in his head, I said time and time again that you’re playing with fire with this disease. He was playing with what I was advising him to do earlier. Look now that this corona is spreading like Bush fire.

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    • We said it over and over again they don’t $&@; listen especially that fat round $&&& face Sunday Chania…lock the country down you are bring problems to your self…if the U.S. or the so called Great Britain can’t contain this virus who are we to control it in Zambia with people who don’t listen to simple instructions. For the love of God listen to your people not the sucking mosquitoes around you.

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  3. It’s a good decision. It means patients there don’t have to be transferred to Lusaka limiting the chain of transmission. We only hope the hospital in Kafue has enough capacity to deal with a possible escalation of cases.

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  4. what about people travelling from the south to Lusaka? There is no alternative road apart from going through Kafue..

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  5. This is why I say this Chilufya is not being truthful with reporting cases and sadly for Lazy Lungu he relying on Chilufya instead of calling in experts in the field in Zambia

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  6. People are very much seen during campaign, but when its time for them to show leadership, they are hiding and busy seeding knights and bishops, AND the queen joins the king in hiding. zambiaaaaaaaaaa ichalo chensu

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  7. We have medical professionals who can advise the government’s to think ahead and plan properly but not involved.This chilufya don’t have statistical data on coronavirus and early warning mechanism. This half baked solutions will cost lives.kafue and Lusaka is same area.when need credible leadership not this corrupt morons.

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  8. Some comments are purely driven by emotion with no understanding of how government decisions are made. The president is not there to fulfill anyone’s wishes. He has an overall responsibility for the country. If he paid attention to your individual sentiments and not the welfare of the nation at large, he would be a bad president.

    The effectiveness of such decisions only shows after 14 days, when consistency, management and rise in cases can be measured more accurately. Funny enough, if things go well, those criticizing the president’s decision now won’t praise him for it then.

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  9. So some people in their weird thinking are imagining that Chilufya is making his own decisions without consulting anyone. He is just the face of COVID 19 as head of the MOH. He is not in the field to test or manage patients. He announces what the technocratics have gathered. When Pres. Lungu speaks he speaks what the technocrats advise. For some people Chilufya is threatening their political space hence his accusations. Please summon your civics lessons about governance.

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  10. Tarino Orange, or whatever you call yourself, you aught to be ashamed of yourself. In this day and age the country should still rely on other people when we have men and women who can do a good job. Your self-esteem smells like a rotten rat. Kwata ko uku ichefya

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  11. People that celebrate whenever there is bad news belong to a cult lead by the son of the devil himself. Some political party pray for something bad to happen in order to usher in their small god. What kind of country will Zambia be if the evil ones are in charge? Bitter people that insult always should never be given power. Why do some people believe that without insults or malice their views will not head. These evil perpetual failures.

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  12. Nine Chali – For everything is still on the fence doesnt your backside hurt? If Govt rescinded its decision tomorrow you would say blah blah…please grow a backbone for once.

    As for KC I dont know you never heard of you ….with the LT sponsored virus impostor I am not wasting my energy responding.

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  13. Excellent decision by the president. We ask that people take this directive very seriously. We are all fighting this together whether you are based in Asia or Africa as it does not discriminate. We ask you all to abide by the rules in place to avoid further spread. As for those hounds above who celebrate when we get bad news in Zambia, you are only disappointing yourself because this is not a competition. Most of these small boys are from diaspora and just like their masters abroad they are angry at how Africa has not been badly affected. I wouldn’t be surprised if they aresent here to spread the virus even more. Only God knows why they continue to blog here. You left Zambia why not concentrate on your adopted country where thousands are dying.

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  14. Why Lock Kafue leaving out Lusaka with more cases. Lsk has about 40 cases, Kafue 3 and CB 2. The best the President would have done was to lock Lusaka Province not Kafue District only

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  15. It’s the correct thing to do. Hope they find that “needle in the haystack, ie patient zero”. At this moment we can only hope for the best. God bless Zambia

  16. @ Kwa Muntonyo..The source of infection for Kafue is unknown, so the MoH team needs to determine that. Then they can perform targeted testing based on findings. The test kits are not cheap and have to be used judiciously. We can only that patient Zero in Kafue is identified.

  17. This is not funny anymore. Suppose I say Iam from Mazabuka, you have to pass through Kafue. How are they going to know who is a resident of Kafue and those form choma, Livingstone or Mazabuka? Are you going to spray Kafue residents with invisible ink?

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  18. This is not funny anymore. Suppose I say Iam from Mazabuka, you have to pass through Kafue. How are they going to know who is a resident of Kafue and those form choma, Livingstone or Mazabuka? Are you going to spray Kafue residents with invisible ink? I dear!

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  19. KZ

    “…..You left Zambia why not concentrate on your adopted country where thousands are dying….”

    Ni Zambia ya nyoko ???

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  20. You ka Kaiza ,

    Is Zambia for your mother alone ??

    I pay my taxes here in the west , part of which goes to prope up you idoy.ts in PF as donner aid…….I have all the right to critic where my tax monies as donner aid goes…in case you PF theives loot the lot.

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  21. My my concern is as follows;
    1. Lusaka and Kafue are a conerbation, meaning the two ate literally one. There is a serious chance what is being done in Lafue should extend to Lusaka.

    2. Three cases in Kafue call for local down and 35 cases in Lusaka dont call for lockdown.

    3. What I see is that we are a put to come.to terms with reality. And the reality is like one blogger said…..the virus has blended i to society.

    This virus is highly contagious. U needed.to know the truth very very early
    My people, my people, get serious. Stay home. Wash your hands. Flush the toilet with the sit cover closed and disinfect it with detail

    USE FACE MASKS AT ALL COSTS

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  22. This is as a by need be basis. Those traveling through Kafue. Your buses and cars do not have to stop in Kafue. The government can have a stop in Chilanga directive. Does the government have to always think for you? Zambians need to work as one on this. Stay clean safe and blessed.

  23. KZ Ulichipuba!!!
    ”Most of these small boys are from diaspora and just like their masters abroad they are angry at how Africa has not been badly affected”
    Coronavirus in Africa:
    Major African stats as of April 14 as of 6 am GMT:
    Confirmed cases = 15,346
    Number of deaths = 835
    Recoveries = 2,946
    Infected countries = 52
    Zambia = 45 Zambia reported its first 2 cases of COVID-19 in Lusaka less than a month ago. (28 days ago)
    JUST WAIT A FEW MORE WEEKS, YOU WILL BE BEGGING YOUR MASTERS ABROAD FOR HELP!!

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  24. Why is Tarino thinking that Chitalu is making all decisions on his own. First does Tarino know know the field of Chitalu. Okay linkage, is Dr Chilufya. Second the government is working with various experts in various fields that include Medicine, Economics and other fields that affect human beings. This is being done at national, regional as SADC, regional as Africa and globally. Some western countries are even learning from Africa on this case.
    For those that are saying Kafue why not Lusaka. The case of Kafue personally I feel needs urgent attention. One thing which has concerned me is where did the deceased man contract the Virus and how many people were his contacts and contact of his contacts and contacts of his contacts of his contacts.
    Above all let all be supporting…

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  25. KZ your comments are despica.ble. Please leave people in the diaspora alone. You are still in the primitive world. This is a global world and people choose to work and live where they want. Every part of the world now and then experiences outbreaks. Most comments are genuine for the good of not only Zambia but the continents. Learning from others mistakes is more honourable than condemning inhumanely by saying some people are based where thousands have died. What kind of stu.pidity is that? The UK and other Western countries were slow in some instances, hence the tragedy. Learn and move quicker yourselves. The UK did not realise quickly enough all the people who were travelling back from abroad who eventually transmitted the virus to care and residential homes for the elderly (workers and…

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  26. ….relatives.) Because people also live longer in the UK, they have over 400,000 elderly people in the care homes. Remember, UK citizens are some of the most travelled world wide – hence larger acquisitions of the virus that was then passed on to the larger cohort of older people. Zambia needs to carry out it’s own population data survellience and movements to determine more effective actions. I state again, lets learn. I don’t think there is enough on the travel restrictions and the 50 number allowed to congregate doesn’t help. Seek more assistance for tests and PPE NOW, not later.

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  27. Lusaka Times it looks like you just want Dunderhead Kaizar Zulu praising makaka bandit President Lungu…why are you deleting comments no wonder your website will soon be history…no more traffic

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  28. Above all let all be supporting government in giving advice. The good information posted here I have seen it being explained and used except where you say “corrupt thieves are doing nothing”

  29. I said I started blogging here in order to spread the truth about pf and ensure people were not tricked by the diasporans spreading fake news about this government. When I came here my comments were receiving majority of down votes. However, over time I have managed to correct this by countering the lies with factual information. Just study the upvotes and down votes on the comments here….

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  30. This guy called KZ can not be an advisor to the President, imagine the shiit he flushes here also going to the Presido?
    In addition to that, a full blown PF propaganda machinery against diaspora and UPND.

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  31. General k I don’t know why you guys waste your time on that crazy man. I believe he is an imposter. Anyway nothing surprises me with lazy lungu. These are the thugs he surrounds himself with.

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  32. Kaizer Zulu uzisunge ka Malyamungu iwe, in the next regine you will be shot dead in the head until pronounced dead by a certified medical doctor for all your crimes against Zambians. Uzanya uzaona kach.ikala iwe! We will hunt you down like a rabid dog that you are.

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  33. Guys, can someone confirm that Nkandu Luo and **Doris Folotiya Siliti have contracted Coronavirus? Chaipila Nkandu Luo, she cannot even be evacuated to the US where she is a declared prohibited immigrant! Awe sure, kunya bebele amahule ya PF! Nkandu must find Bisa/Bemba sangomas to cure her of not only coronavirus but also her aesthetic repulsiveness cancer!

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  34. There are so many “presidents” in zambia critising all that their president is doing. Who will finally get Zambia out of the belly of coronavirus?

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  35. In a country like Zambia there will lots of bush or alternative monkey routes created away from the main road to defeat this lockdown.

  36. Congratulations my President Lungu for this decision. I know that you were properly advised by experts, but that is the way it is supposed to be: listen widely.
    My President you have brought out the best in you on this Kafue lockdown and other COVID-19 measures. If only you could apply the same zeal to tackle the economy and bring it back to life.But the starting point should be to urgently evaluate the people who are currently giving you wrong advice which has put you in this situation:,some government officials, party officials, parastatal heads, boot licking “NGOs” and suspicious “churches” where you unknowingly donate money endlessly have all contributed to our economic downfall.
    My President, there is still time to change tact now, and listen to good people, even those you…

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  37. IF,ME I WERE KZ AND THE OTHER CLONS I WOULD SEAT AND REFLECT ON THE TRUTH HIGHLIGHTED AND TIMELY ADVISE TO THE PRESIDENT NOT JUST TALKING ON THINGS I DON’T UNDERSTAND CZ ALL OF THESE CHAPS BENE KZ,RED LIP,BOWMAN,KAMBA,SILIYA ETC ARE TINS WHICH MAKE ALOT OF UNNECESSARY NOISE. TALKING CHEAPLY AND THINKING ZAMBIANS WILL BUY THERE NONSENSE WORDS.. WISDOM, CAN BEGOTTEN FROM ANYTHING. Y,SHOULD THEY BE IN OFFICE FOREVER AND FOREVER?TIME COMES WHEN U RETIRE AND FOCUS ON OTHER THINGS. THEY BELIEVE THAT THEY IS LIFE BEYOND LEADERSHIP NOT U CHEAP FOOLS WHO DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO. ALL YOUR TIME IS MAKING NOISE. AND THEY IS NO LIFE FOR U AFTER ECL. THEY IS ALOT TO DO. U ARE CHEAP FOOLS.

  38. Zambia Coronavirus: 45 Cases and 2 Deaths – Slowly but sure¬¬¬¬¬.ticktock ticktock ticktock
    Lockdown the whole sh!thole country!
    – Boman Lufyono

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