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President Lungu Directs Zambia Police to Enforce COVID-19 Guidelines

Headlines President Lungu Directs Zambia Police to Enforce COVID-19 Guidelines

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya has said that President Edgar Lungu has directed Police through the Ministry Home Affairs to address the public laxity in observing measures against (COVID-19).

“The President addressed Cabinet this morning and directed an immediate escalation in the enforcement of measures to arrest the spread of COVID-19.

The police will move in to oversee the observation of health guidelines in public places and all gatherings will remain restricted to observance of the health guidelines,” Dr Chilufya said during the COVID-19 routine update.

The Minister said the President has also directed the Ministry of Local Government to address the laxity exhibited in fighting the spread of COVID-19 in markets and bus stations.

He said President Lungu has since directed Secretary to the Cabinet Dr. Simon Miti to revise working schedules.

Meanwhile. Dr. Chilufya has urged Zambians to embrace technology in enhancing trade and commerce at national level.

And further, Dr Chilufya announced that the country has in the last 24-hours, recorded 125 COVID-19 cases out of 454 tests, bringing the cumulative total to 8,210.

He said six deaths were recorded, among them five brought in dead in Lusaka and one facility death in Ndola on the Copperbelt.

Dr Chilufya said society’s return to normalcy could be achieved through COVID-19 preventive measures.

16 COMMENTS

  1. Leadership is clarity of direction & walking the talk. You make guidelines which you as a leader does not follow but expect others to follow. This is stupidity. This is a good example of what poor leadership is!

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  2. NO HE WANTS TO WAKE UP !!! THOSE IN CHARGE OF THE COUNTRY NEED TO START FOLLOWING GUIDELINES AND SET AN EXAMPLE. STOP TOURING AROUND THE COUNTRY. STOP BYELECTIONS. STOP COMMISSIONING TIHNGS LIKE BRIDGES, ROADS. ETC START WEARING MASKS AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

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  3. Insulting. Look at the flyover ceremony and how many new infections would have come about due to that fiasco. Practice what you preach sir, otherwise you continue to lose even more credibility. People are not stupid.

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  4. Why doesn’t Lungu come out and say it himself. He thinks his job is just to travel around and let fellow thieves speak on his behalf. We know these measures are for the opposition and others since PF minions are immune to coronavirus. I hope COVID shows them who is boss and clears them on our behalf.

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  5. Aba nabeve, says do this but every time you see him he is surrounded by people, no social distancing and he doesn’t wear a mask.
    There is no inspiration in Ba Lungu.

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  6. This is laughable! No one will take this seriously unless a brainwashed pf carder like Kaizer Zulu. Double standard!!!

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  7. Timely advise. We cannot force the police to act as they are independent but we can urge them to enforce the law of the land. We are glad our brother lusambo is back. Sometimes some people in our society only listen though force. The whipping by lusambo worked a great deal and I am a proponent for it.

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  8. Is Zambia Police on only going enforce health guidelines on ordinary Zambians? Talk about equality!
    Kateka was the first to not to give a f.uck about the guidelines, he’s not giving a f.uck probably got more people infected than anyone else.

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  9. how many police officers and other security detail plus the pf cadres were at the fly over bridge? did they observe the 50 or is it 100 persons per gathering rule?

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  10. Tell Lusambo to stop to stop acting recklessly spreading covid 19 to poor Zambians who cannot even afford to buy oxygen when they get admitted to UTH .This government is worse than covid 19 and cholera put together

  11. Excellent!!! Maybe we will see a drop in the number of cases once ZP enforce restrictions. @ Kaizar Zulu, I totally agree with you, some people understand tough love better. Let the Police put people in order.

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  12. The man is a joke …..always directing this and that meanwhile his cadres are roaming the country like swarm of bees!!

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  13. The President likes say “he has directed that so so and so do this…..” beans!. Lungu and Chilufya showed us that they ignore social distancing themselves so why should the population do the same.

  14. Lungu has really taken Zambians for fools! Wait and see when he goes for the campaigns in Northern and Luapula he is using this as a way to start opposition from campaigns. Yet Look at the flyover ceremony and how many new infections would have come about due to that fiasco. Practice what you preach sir, otherwise you continue to lose even more credibility. People are not stupid.

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