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Zambia Record 11 new COVID-19 cases out of 644 Tests

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Zambia National Public Health Institute Director Professor Victor Munkonka
Zambia National Public Health Institute Director Professor Victor Munkonka

Zambia has in the last 24 hours recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases out of 644 tests conducted, Zambia National Public Health Institute Director Professor Victor Munkonka has disclosed, with 8 cases were picked from UTH while the 3 were from Nakonde.

Prof Munkonka said that one case is from a Tanzanian truck driver, another one from community screening in Nakonde while the third is a health worker picked through the routine screening exercise. The other case is from Isoka while 4 cases are from Chirundu involving truck drivers. 3 other cases came from test conducted at the Tropical Disease Centre in Ndola

Professor Munkonka said cumulatively cases now stand at 772, discharges at 192 with 577 active cases while the death toll is at 7, and that all positive cases are stable.

In Chirundu, Prof Munkonka disclosed that 432 people including 114 Zambians returning from South Africa were screened and samples collected for testing.

Prof Munkonka said this is in the ongoing enhanced surveillance and community screening taking place in Chirundu. 116 arrivals at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport were recorded out of which 79 were Zambians who returned from various countries and screened upon arrival with samples taken to be tested.

He further disclosed that 100 health community health workers have been deployed in Nakonde to help with supervised home isolation and said mass screening and testing has continued.

“The response team has remained very focused in terms of screening people in various communities, health facilities, and points of entry for timely detection of cases and response” he said.

He said scalable interventions are still in place in all parts of the country and said the health system remains alert as ‘we embrace the new normal’.

“This is a battle for all of us and together we shall win the fight against COVID-19” he said and encouraged for everyone to adhere to social distancing, avoid unnecessary travels and maintain high hygiene levels.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. This is good. The numbers keep getting lower while no deaths are recorded. Our strategy is working well and I can only thank those who are complying with social distancing and our men and women in uniform. To those in diaspora wishing us deaths, I have already said that those death wishes are being boomeranged back to the countries you ran away to as asylum seekers. We hope you survive and we wish you good health even though you wish us death. Kz

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  2. Chitalu Chilufya fired by Zambian people, sorry by own PF in-fights.
    We hope he joins Kalaba’s Party, not UPND please.
    It is over for PF, it’s over. No Luapula votes for PF.

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  3. Have you read how learned people speak, “a fight for all of us”. Ba UPND mat0le yabo fyonse ma politics as usual.

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  4. We’re back to the low figures, encouraging trend indeed. We’re putting up a good fight thanks to our health workers and all Zambians in compliance with the required guidelines. The struggle shall soon be over and we’ll be back to normal life again.

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  5. IMF didn’t extend COVID-19 fund to Zambia because our debt is unsustainable – Ng’andu
    By Mirriam Chabala

  6. 8 cases were picked from UTH while the 3 were from Nakonde.

    who are these, are they truck drivers, sex workers or front line staff?

  7. Thieves who steal deserve punishment and look what they have brought to the people of Zambia. IMF says no, they knew tbe money will be stolen.

    Shame on you PF and time to pack!

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  8. Its a breath of fresh air to see a civil servant making these announcements at least he will think twice about twisting the truth unlike Chilufya…I mean Chilufya would never mention that a health worker has tested positive. but as far as results are going its just getting worse I still dont see the rationale in opening Nkaonde border with Tanzania.

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  9. Nine Chale – you are simple too gullible if you think you are back to low figures …I mean he just mentioned 600 tests for the whole country of 18 million people. Use you head for a change

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  10. just asking – those are the questions people should be asking…frontline staff are testing positive yet their families are not being tested. In Ndola 22 health workers tested positive and it ended there. …too much sweeping dirt under the carpet.

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  11. IMF didn’t extend COVID-19 fund to Zambia because our debt is unsustainable – Ng’andu

    Edgar Lungu and his PF thieves have punished the Zambian people.

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  12. KZ stop insulting well meaning citizens. Insults will not insulate you as public enemy of Zambia. You or impostor, Zambians will never forget, you have harassed, beaten, maimed, humiliated, kidnapped, fired guns and shot Zambians and dehumanised them. Police should have arrested you for your widely known criminalities. Zambians deserve justice and time is coming to get it. PF regime hasn’t the capacity to prosecute any case of corruption in Zambia, Hence, your boasting that you made Lungu win elections. so you hold president Lungu at ransom for your crimes. However, cleansing yourself on this site will not wash up, records, living witnesses exist and will face them in court one day.

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  13. Can these useless brainwashed upnd cadres learn that the WHA is going on and Dr Chitalu Chilufya is attending virtually?

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  14. Tarino even though i dont read your rubish articles but i just mark them down,we dont have nkaode boader here in zambia, read your first article.

  15. @ Sungwe….whats the “WHA”? Did you mean WHO? And you call others brainwashed when you have no brains to wash

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  16. Can they just stop these costly press conferences and hefty allowances….wasting donor funds…whats the total cost for all these daily briefings??? COVID is not going any where so dont tell me you will be doing this every day……..for the next 200 years

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  17. Madilu System if don’t know why Zambia was not given money by IMF better ask or keep quiet. Zambia was not given money by IMF because of being a Middle Income country. Zambia is Lower middle Income Country. In spite of this Zambia has received resources from other sources Bilateral Germany, USA, UK, India and others. Even multilateral the World and Bank and WHO has supported Zambia. Madilu System is it just IMF who has seen corruption?

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    • Don’t display your lies here the reason is very clear and IMF went in details to why IMF can’t extend COVID-19 funding is because Zambia’s debts are high already. Get it from Dr. Bwalya Ngandu who was interviewed by journalists. Your insinuation of lower and middle income is not applicable to IMF ok.

      PF must go!

  18. #.. Mutende, get the facts from News Diggers who interviewed Dr Bwalya Ngandu. Zambia ‘s current debts are unsustainable.

    Just accept the country’s resources have be looted and the Finance minister is pondering on restructuring the budget due to the fact that revenue base has been serious affected.

    PF must go!

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  19. @Mutende: don’t waste your time arguing with upnd cadres. He sees everything negative about PF and everything positive about hh. You know what to expect…

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