Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Commercial sex workers helping in COVID-19 contact tracing

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Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya disclosed that commercial sex workers have been very cooperative in giving details of all their clients in order to aid contact tracing.This was disclosed during a question and answer session at a press briefing this morning.

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  1. This is what we call pragmatic leadership. Finding pragmatic and flexible ways of attaining information and our goals of saving lives. We thank the ministry and all those on the front lines for their services to the nation. We would pick you any day before any self hating diasporans. We also ask our people to exercise some self restraint in terms of sex. We know most of you have been stuck at home with your wives some of whom you don’t like anymore but please abide by the directives. As for me there is only one woman for me. Happy mothers day to my beautiful regina. Kz

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  2. Call me old school, I thought people only do hit and run with prostitutes ,kanshi these days Ba kapyopyo mumasiya nama phone number yanu with zobuligos, munayamba kumanga vikwati nama hule? abaiche aba. And is prostitution legal in our xtian nation?

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  3. This is more of Chilufya’s way of distracting you from his incompetence and mishandling of all this with irrelevant information such as sex workers being cooperative ….as I said 4 weeks ago this man is not competent he is lucky his boss is dull and a coward but he will pay dearly for not sacking him as evident by relaxing lockdown.

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  4. There’s no “pragmatic leadership” in allowing truckers and flesh peddlers to continue spreading this dangerous Covid 19 disease.Such activity should’ve banned with arrival of 1st Covid 19 case in Zambia.

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  5. He is doctor, he should know about ethics and respect of patients. That idyotic answer was so insulting, now covid patients will be treated as HIV patients. What a foooool!
    What the fvvvvck went wrong to have such a useless as one of best ministers?? Seriously how can a country have such dull minister as one of PF presidential candidate?

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  6. Nostra….. – This man does not care remember how he responded to questions about the late lab assistant using public transport…he has become too arrogant as he knows Lazy Lungu is too much of a coward to fire him

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  7. Some men must be shivering wondering whether their rendez vous is going to be found out through contact tracing

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  8. Ex moms don’t be worried. The information obtained is used solely for the purposes of tracing contact and is not disclosed to public or third parties without the individual’s authorisation.

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  9. Agony is being the only case tomorrow and the Minister says ” the case is linked to 6 nakonde sex workers currently admitted at the treatment centre”. The madam would kill me on arrival fro treatment centre.

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  10. This is against human rights. People should be able to sleep with each other without that becoming public information. Here we have brothels but you would never expect government to reveal that you visited such a place. In fact I have had to sign a non disclosure agreement when I have been to such. Its normal here.

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  11. Agony – Its very reckless and injudicious by Chilufya but then again this is a very corrupt sly thief with no principles or morals …just imagine how people in rural Nakonde will interpret this.
    If we had smart leaders they would be on a video call to Tanzanian President to take covid-19 seriously as its numbers are higher as his utterances are not helping.

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  12. I will come out say this man has been left to do a big job by himself. It seems everyone else including our President have taken a back seat and just watching what is going to happen next. What is Kampyongo, home affairs and Transport minister doing? They should be answering these questions, only Sumaili is making statements. In any situation even in war, the courier has to move about getting supplies and all sorts to front line. The Trucks have to move but lets guard them. What happened to the so called escort system the introduced earlier? did we get any results, go or bad?

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  13. Dr Chilufya should concentrate on patients and health staff welfare. He can not be going after our sisters of the night in alleys and ditches. We could send Lusambo to sort out the boarder town.

  14. Send Bowman to Nakonde…..when He was chasing people that were not adhering to the instructions in Lusaka you called him all sorts of names.
    To be honest, certain measures need to be taken especially for citizens that are not taking the pandemic seriously.

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  15. This level of disclosue won’t help with the issue of contact tracing, bwana Minister you may just introduce stigma in this war. Hopefully you did not mean it to be that way. Anyways, now any one contacted will be considered a suspect from this angle, counterproductive though.

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  16. There should be a reasonable way of contact tracing than depending on prostitutes.This is lack of planning and seriousness in combating the virus.It reminds when I was growing mwa Kaunda.When a prostitute contracted STI’s and decided to go to the hospital,a nurse would shout .A prostitute would be reminded to bring the partner.Sad to say they don’t keep a list of all the dicks.Unless certain dicks that dips frequently.

  17. Give these women incentives, they are also on the front line of Covid19 and are a good source of information because of their ability to mentally
    store phone numbers, faces and the anatomy of clients.

  18. No one ever wins in Zambia. Born and fated losers…nothing good comes out of this butterfly nation!

  19. Me iam not know that leaving your phone numbers with the bleached ones for a possible rematch has become so risky. Now, me stop not do it again

  20. Unless someone is a regular customer, who would give a phone number to a sex worker?….if it is only a one night stand?

  21. This issue is straight forward. Anyone who was in nakonde and gets covid, thebwife will not need to ask for more answers. kkkkkk

  22. Something is seriously wrong with these dunderheads. A sex worker might end up with more than five men in one night, which one of them does she give you the trace? Are you normal even calling this as pragmatic leadership? Oh I forgot that it is the “new normal” of the Pathetic failures (PF).

  23. @Aristotle, In a small rural town such as Nakonde, one does not need to leave a phone number in order to be traced by the woman with whom one has such an encounter as being referred to here! Problem with urbanites is that you take for granted the anonymity of the Red Light districts and think it’s the same in a rural setting. There, everybody knows who they meet, at least by face and residence, the woman will describe where you came from.

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