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Truck Drivers Continue to Top New COVID-19 Cases

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10 truck drivers are among the 14 cases of positive COVID-19 cases that Zambia has recorded from 161 tests conducted in the last 24 hours in Lusaka Province.

According to the information disclosed by Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya at a routine update on COVID-19 in Lusaka, the 10 truck drivers, who entered the country through Chirundu border, comprise 4 Zambians 6 Zimbabwean nationals.

Dr. Chilufya said that the other three of the new Covid-19 cases were detected through routine screening and testing while 1 is a contact of a known case.

The Health Minister said 28 discharges have been recorded in the last 24 hours and that 16 were from Levy Mwanawasa Isolation Centre and 12 are health care workers from the courtyard isolation center in Lusaka.

Dr. Chilufya said all the patients are stable except for one patient in Masaiti.

The country now has 668 cumulative cases with 152 recoveries with 509 active cases

Meanwhile, Dr. has announced that Chinsali General Hospital will now be a Covid-19 laboratory testing centre for Muchinga Province. Dr. Chilufya said that all COVID-19 tests from Nakonde District and other surrounding areas will be conducted at Chinsali General hospital instead of transferring the samples to Lusaka.

The Health Minister says the move will speed up the process of releasing the results of the tests from Nakonde District.

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  1. Who is this man cheating with his tests maybe dull PF cadres , all the sudden no more test results from Lusaka and CB since Nakonde spiked everyone has run to Nakonde …you are still talking about truck drivers when you know what you have to do. I mean if a truck driver’s sample is taken its not like you keep them in quarantine you let them in. Now he is talking about recoveries from isolation centre which are just people in quarantine. Everything is a mess …because one man is sitting on the data.

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  2. @Mutende people grow weary of commenting on a situation that is likely to linger on for an indefinite stretch of time.

    It’s a mammoth challenge for our authorities and obviously, they’re doing all they can to manage it well but they’re getting more criticism than moral support. Great nations of the earth have been shaken to the core as the virus wreaks havoc through the very fabric of their lives. How can anyone expect a developing country like Zambia to remain untouched?

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  3. Mutende – and that’s why Chilufya keeps telling lies and mask his flaws…as he knows you are unable to critically think he sees you as dumb foooools that’s why his announcement leaves out important details.

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  4. Am really worried it’s like there are more people infected in the country than the number we have now less people have been tested which means there are a lot of people out there who are infected. Zambia needs help because it we soon be out of hand please W.H.O come in fast because these guys in PF don’t know what’s going on for them it’s campaign time.

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  5. Am really worried it’s like there are more people infected in the country than the number we have now less people have been tested which means there are a lot of people out there who are infected. Zambia needs help because it will soon be out of hand please W.H.O come in fast because these guys in PF don’t know what’s going on for them it’s campaign time.

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  6. You made the bed, lay in it…. voting PF was a disaster waiting to happen enjoy . Dollar under my party MMD dollar was K6 to $ n now it’s 21 to a $.Wake up n vote MMD

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