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Comply with all health guidelines to halt the spread of the COVID-19-HH

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As cases of the coronavirus pandemic reach a record high in Zambia, UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema has urged Zambians to comply with all health guidelines to halt the spread of the pandemic.

Mr Hichilema has reiterated his call on Zambians to wear face masks at all times in public, observe social distancing, wash hands and avoid unnecessary movements.

He has noted that so many people have tested positive including Keembe UPND MP Princess Kasune who has come out in the open stating that she is COVID-19 positive adding to the many Members of Parliament who have tested positive for the pandemic.

Mr Hichilema has commended Mrs Kasune for coming out in the open saying doing so helps in tracing contacts.

Zambia yesterday recorded 153 new COVID-19 cases out of 466 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, says Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya.

Updating the nation on the pandemic, Dr Chilufya said of the 153 cases recorded, 147 were detected in Lusaka while six are from Mazabuka District in Southern Province.

He said the covid-19 death toll has remained at 139 as the country did not record any fatality in the last 24 hours but said 17 patients at the Levy Mwanawasa isolation facility are on oxygen support four of them on ventilators.

He said 397 patients have recovered bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,350 while active cases stand at 1,992.

The Minister has warned citizens against stigmatizing people who are suffering from the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr Chilufya is worried with increased levels of stigma against COVID-19 patients.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Hh, is it difficult to be like this all the time? It should not take you this long to speak in support of the president’s directive on covid and urging people to abide by such. By the way no one is obligated to reveal their status. That is a right of privacy which everyone has. Once tested positive thr person can inform where they have been and who they have in contact with, without revealing their identity. Kz

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  2. KZ,PLEASE GROW UP.I WONDER HOW YOUR HOME IS CZ U LIKE COMMENTING IFWABUPUBA. YOUR BEHAVIOR IS SO PALATABLE.U,DON’T INSPIRE ANYONE CZ ALL YOUR WRITINGS ARE JUST FULL OF NONSENSE.

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  3. Support of government policy in this regard is welcome. However,it should be done in an altruistic aura. Kasune has cast Hichilema’s gesture in a political and finger pointing stance when humanity is the middle of a do or die war with this invisible common adversary.

  4. Meanwhile, Chitimukulu is busy writing about himself in part 5, instead of urging his subjects to control covid-19.

  5. @Kaizar Zulu.
    Unfortunately, Covid 19 was gazetted as a notifiable disease, which means that the Health institutions and authorities have the power to reveal who is infected by name. This is a public health issue and it is no longer a private matter. In some countries you can have an App on your phone that shows you where Covid positive people are. Everyone of us should have this rule: I should not catch Covid 19, if I do, I should not pass it on to someone else.

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