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Ministry of Health Concerned at the relaxed attitude towards the fight of COVID 19

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The Ministry of Health in Mufulira District has expressed concern at the relaxed attitude by members of the public towards the fight of COVID 19.

Mufulira District Health Director, Kambole Mpande said misconceptions about the reality of Covid 19 in society could be dangerous, saying there is need for members of the public to know that Covid 19 is real.

Dr.Mpande was speaking during a Covid 19 trainer of trainers sensitisation workshop organized by Advocacy for Human Development in Mufulira District.

He stated that community engagement in the dissemination of correct information about the prevention of Covid 19 was key to fighting the disease.

“A training of this nature is very important because this will impact knowledge in members of the public the correct information about the disease,” he said.

And Advocacy for Human Development Director, Chris Mweemba said the training was meant to defeat misconceptions about the Corona Virus.

“We have included councillors, Ward Development Committee Members, Teachers, Pastor’s, and Civil society organisations because these are the people who are entrusted by the community at various levels and if they are empowered with the correct information, then we can see a change of attitude in our society,” he said.

“We decided to do this because we have noticed a certain relaxation whereby people think Covid is gone and they are no longer taking prevention measures seriously,” he said.

Mr Mweemba hoped that the training would result in members of the public taking personal responsibility in fighting the disease.

6 COMMENTS

  1. People know Covid is still there but they’re simply tired of letting it dictate their lives. You cannot live in constant fear of getting infected. There’s a limit to everything, even to how long people can put up with restrictive measures like masking up and social distancing. The psychological and mental effects especially for children, are more devastating than the virus itself. Not to mention the economic effects on developing countries like Zambia.

  2. We are appealing to our people to stay vigilant and comply with the rules. We know that we put up a good fight against the virus as evidenced by the very low mortality in comparison to western countries ( kwa diaspora). However, this virus is still there and as you can see the second wave is before the diasporans. So let us all put them in our prayers. Amen

  3. Such a silly statement coming on the back of political campaigns. This statement should have been made before campaigns. Mulinamasobela imwe ba PF sure.

  4. KZ CAN YOU DEFEND YOUR ECZ KABWALALA SO THAT WE PUT YOU IN BIG DEBATE. LUNGU IS A CRIMINAL AND A ROBBER TALIKA SO THAT I SHOW YOU THE EVIDENCE FOR STEALING FROM A POOR WIDOW. THE WHOLE LOT OF A SO CALLED LAWYER WANSALA MUSHIBILA NSALA.

  5. The same iiddiiots advising people to observe Covid rules are in the fore front violating the rules by calling people to rallies, donations and other stupid functions. How do you hope to convince your fellow illiterates that Covid is real? I have seen most iiddiiots in Lusaka and the copperbelt towns hanging the masks on their chins, are they supposed to hang them or wear them? if you carry a condom and hang it on your testicles, how are you protecting yourself? There are also some iiddiiots who leave the nose holes in the air, do they think that those holes have filters for Covid? Ala tukanya muno mu Zambia. If countries with economic status are recording new and re infections and are reinforcing Covid regulations, who are we with this PF tattered economy to even think that we are safe?

  6. Who relaxed the rules? You yourselves have relaxed the rules, you have opened bars, schools, you even had large gatherings of people during your campaigns in Mwasabombwe, Lukashya bye-elections.

    Ministry of Health has said nothing to condemn the recent behaviour of top government officials and opposition leaders during the recent campaigns for bye-elections. The concerns raised by Ministry of Health are not genuine, they should have raised these concerns during the campaigns but they chose to keep quiet.

    I even saw the Minister of Health addressing a large crowd during the campaigns, he cared less to talk about social distancing or Covid-19.

    Citizens require strict guidance from government but if it is not there, like it is now, expect trouble. The Ministry of Health should…

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