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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

COVID-19 Deaths rise as 5 bodies are brought in Dead at UTH

Health COVID-19 Deaths rise as 5 bodies are brought in Dead at UTH

Zambia has recorded six Covid-19 related deaths and 206 new positive cases. This is out of 544 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says this brings the number of deaths to 134 and positive cases to over 3,779.

He says the six deaths, with five Brought in Dead cases at Lusaka’s University Teaching Hospital (UTH) and one case in which a patient in Kalulushi died in Hospital.

Dr. Chilufya also revealed that 18 people remain on Oxygen, with two in critical condition.

Speaking during the daily briefing in Lusaka, Dr. Chilufya said President Edgar Lungu is concerned with the increased cases and has directed for enhanced community engagement for behavioral change.

He said President Lungu is concerned with poor adherence to Covid-19 measures, and noted that the Ministries of Local Government, Health and Home Affairs will scale up measures.

Dr. Chilufya said the pandemic has now spread to all parts of the country with at least one district in each province having recorded a case.

And the Minister said over 300 people including staff at Parliament were yesterday tested with results expected today.

He advised citizens to ensure they protect themselves by not making unnecessary movements, saying trends have shown that people with non-Communicable Diseases like Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer and even HIV are at a high risk of dying.

33 COMMENTS

  1. People why are you not asking this thief the questions we were asking 3 months ago about the number ventilators available…the number of people being brought in dead is even higher in the country…people are dying and people dont even know its covid-19 just thinking its something else. To make matters worse Lazy Lungu has stuck to this corrupt minister even when there is a pandemic and he is attending court cases.

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  2. Chilufya it is not about others doing what you says this is a matter of life and death. Tell you fellow s,t,upid Lusambo to tone down.

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  3. This is not a surprise. This is what happens when a country has a deaf government filled with incompetent individuals who can’t be advised. We only have 2 options, pray hard so that God can open eyes of all those that are still blind to wake up and see that PF is a cause of most problems the country continue to endure. 2 kick out PF permanently.

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  4. This thief together with his boss are *****s.The PF continue to have large public gatherings while at the same time foolishly telling people to avoid gatherings.Not long ago Mwakalombe gathered people. Lusambo we can.t even count how many times he has done it.Even ECL has done it several times.This disease is spreading fast because the government is not serious at all.

  5. We thank the minister for keeping us informed. Also I would like to send out my gratitude to all the women and men in uniform risking their lives to help in hospitals. A pandemic is not a joke and people will die. It is very funny that the s0n of a bltch above is criticising the country or government and yet his adopted country in UK has experienced over 40 thousand deaths which are still going up. Why not concentrate in sorting out your country there and helping your whlte masters by wiping their behinds. Kz

  6. We told these lumpens that there will be massive death due to their carelessness.

    PF must go!

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  7. We thank the minister for keeping us informed. Also I would like to send out my gratitude to all the women and men in uniform risking their lives to help in hospitals. A pandemic is not a joke and people will die. It is very funny that the s0n of a bltch above called tarino is criticising the country or government and yet his adopted country in UK has experienced over 40 thousand deaths which are still going up. Why not concentrate in sorting out your country there and helping your whlte masters by wiping their behinds.

  8. Madilu and rest of diasporan swines, concentrate on your countries there in Europe where they are dying like chickens. Also go and March for black lives matter. We don’t need your criticism. We have not asked for it you dogs

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    • Fuuck you son of lucifer! Can’t you be tired of commenting shiiit time and again.

      You’re a worm!

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  9. How do people that specialise in wiping old whlte peoples backsides in diaspora end up as political analysts on lusaka times

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  10. Madilu if a son of Lucifer wins elections and is helping his country achieve development and progress then let me be one. You are a very sad f.00l who thought going abroad was going to work as heaven on earth. You reached there with your cheap sack not even a bag and the people there spat on you and saw you as a leech on their economy. They will never see you as equals there. I am happy here in my country and proud because I am not looked down upon by another race. Even your children there are considered little monkeys

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  11. Could you please give us the figures for BIDs in UTH for the month of June for the last 5 years. We need something to compare with.

  12. This minister lack respect.

    Ati “dead bodies brought to UTH”.

    RSA recorded the highest daily death toll yesterday of 524 or there abouts.

    This diseases is just warming up.

    We are all in trouble.

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  13. Please ignore this frustrated junivile UK based imposter all he wants is to drag to his level trade profanity and expletives… he has no shame as he can urine on a door and come to smell the same door like nothing happened.

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  14. Please ignore this frustrated junivile UK based imposter all he wants is to drag to his level trade profanity and expletives… he has no shame as he can urine on a door today and come to smell the same door like nothing happened yesterday.

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  15. people need to start exercising otherwise if you lockdown people the country’s population will be gone.

    Staying home is ok but not a solution to COVID-19.It has come to stay.Let us just keep eating healthy and daily exercises is quiet important

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  16. Am very worried what will happen if this covid 19 can spread to our poor villages can government do something fast to prevent covid from spreading to villages and i appeal to everyone here on LT to stop playing politics at this time this is serious we need each other whichever political party you belong to we need ideas of how to fight this covid at the moment.

  17. Am worried if this thing goes in the villages it will kill too much people because in villages the diet is very poor so the government got a very big task.

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  18. This @KZ is a real dum.bass. Primitive and resistant to evolving. There are so many people doing noble work around the world – and it doesn’t have to be in their own. Zambians are free to be where they choose – doctors, teachers, care assistants, yes, and so what? @KZ is so dumb he will laugh at a public toilet cleaner and yet expect to use it when he has pissed in his trousers!

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  19. Zambians this is no time to be fighting. Covid can be defeated when fought as one nation against this disease. Social distance and look out for your family members. Neighbors and friends. Sanitize now.

  20. They must quarantine that foool Bowman Lusambo who came to spread COVID-19 on the Copperbelt. The problem is that Edgar isn’t in charge, his subordinates do as they wish. He went to State House to enjoy not to lead

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  21. The last time we heard on the deaths due to C19 we were told it was 4 or 5 with about 1000 infeceted now after one month it is 134 with over 3000 infected???? Oh my goodness this is a national disaster!

  22. How can Zambians trust a minister who is attending court
    Cases to come and update us on
    Corvid19?Don’t we have anybody
    Who is capable of replacing him?
    In that case let him be acquitted so he can concentrate on Corvid19.

  23. WE NEED TO TAKE THIS MATTER OF COVID-19 IN THE COUNTRY SERIOUSLY. PEOPLE ARE NOW DYING IN NUMBERS. NO NEED FOR FINGER POINTING. YES THE PF MAY HAVE THEIR OWN ISSUES, BUT LETS MOVE TOGETHER AS A NATION. MASKING UP, WASHING HANDS , SOCIAL DINSTANCING, DONT MAKE UNNECESSARY MOVEMENTS, NO MASS GATHERINGS.
    BUT I NEED MORE DETAILS ON THE BID CASES OF COVID. WHY ARE PEOPLE DYING FROM HOME? IS IT A POST MORTEM DIAGNOSIS OR THESE WERE PERSONS WHO WERE QUARANTINED?

  24. Ba Sichalwe. The problem is not government. It’s the issue of being rigid just to follow simple requirements: putting on face masks, social distancing by avoiding large gatherings like ifililo Washing hand and avoid unnecessary movements. Chapwa! We have food in rural areas. You want to create a situation as if this country is like Ethopia mwebantu.

  25. @Kaizar never thought you are so primitive and brainless,have a lovely day with all your hatte.

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  26. But kwena abakulu bamo nimbwafye. Ati kaizer Zulu??? Nabana bakwe katwishi efyo bamwenemo ukufyalwa kuli icicine citata. Umungulu fulufulu. Pamenso kwati ciloshi, nakuba ciloshi, ukupalana nakolwe ulya wine chakwata. Napita.

  27. Just give proper updates. We are not really concerned about what Lungu thinks or feels about covid19. Truth is Lungu doesnt care at all. He is busy stealing.

  28. KZ. Is resistant to change. If this LZ on this platform is an imposter then he is doing a great job in representing the true character of the real one with at least 99.9% accuracy.

  29. A lot of hate from diasporans. I have hit a nerve. They say the truth hurts on a positive note I would like to thank lusaka times for fixing their website after I threatened to open my own. They know that I have a huge following and that people only blog here cause I am here. Kz

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  30. Gosh, Covid-19 is a nuisance that is just becoming annoying!!! This virus has de-populated the world!! Can’t wait for it to just end and disappear like other pandemics did in the past. Zambia will pull through eventually, it will pass!!

  31. Very happy to assess mental state and administer anti-psychotic injections, chill out guys, listening to zero7 and it is Friday, Covid-19 is real and it is not a hoax, take care guys, god bless.

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