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Adhere to public health guidelines to COVID – 19 resurgence

Health Adhere to public health guidelines to COVID – 19 resurgence

Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya has called on the public to continue adhering to the public health guidelines to avoid the resurgence of COVID-19.

Dr. Chilufya says COVID-19 has negatively affected livelihoods hence the need for members of the public not to be complacent even as the country continues to record a reduction in the cases.

The Minister was speaking in Lusaka yesterday during the COVID-19 update.

“Let me make this call to the public that as numbers drop, we should not drop the mask, as numbers drop we should not drop our guard against COVID-19. Let’s avoid a resurgence, it can occur if we continue to drop our guard,” he said.

Meanwhile, Dr. Chilufya announced that 28 new COVID-19 cases out of the 1,323 tests conducted have been recorded with cases mainly reported from Lusaka and Kasama.

The Minister added that 21 patients from Lusaka, Copperbelt, Eastern Province and Luapula provinces are admitted and that seven of them are on oxygen while 19 patients have been discharged.

Dr. Chilufya further announced that the number of deaths remain at 333 with 13,918 recoveries out of 14, 3830 cases.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Very good news baiche abena Dr. Chilufya. Namubomba bane. Keep hammering the point. Dont relax until this devil of a virus goes.

  2. Very good indeed. It fills me with joy and national pride to see how my country and Africa as a whole has proved to the world that it does not take the best medical facilities and technology to overcome a pandemic but unity, resilience and positivity.
    Meanwhile, as the cases continue to drop, the blood pressure of haters continues to rise. It’s not hard to tell from the comments.

  3. Nine chale you took the words out of my mouth. How are you and your lovely wife? I hope you are keeping safe.

    I agree that the western world has failed lamentably to deal with virus in their countries whereas us here have done a great job given our so called poor medical facilities. What I want the most is an apology from the angry tonga diasporans tarino who kept insulting our doctor chilufya and falsely predicting lots of deaths in Zambia. Tarino is no where to be seen. I hope coronA has not got him

  4. Nine chale you took the words out of my mouth. How are you and your lovely wlfe? I hope you are keeping safe.

    I agree that the western world has failed lamentably to deal with virus in their countries whereas us here have done a great job given our so called poor medical facilities. What I want the most is an apology from the angry tonga diasporans tarino who kept insulting our doctor chilufya and falsely predicting lots of deaths in Zambia. Tarino is no where to be seen. I hope coronA has not got him

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  5. @KZ we’re very well, thanks. The situation is still precarious in Europe but we have hope and doing all that is required to keep safe. By God’s grace, things will soon get better. Stay safe too!

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  6. Wrong analysis from @KZ and @Nine Chale. This is not about having handled the pandemic well in Africa. It’s about Africa’s natural resilience from exposure to pathogens, the less connection with the metropolitan world and a younger population. Most of the people who have succumbed in Europe and the US are the vulnerable elderly (longer life expectancy but more comorbidities in older age) Some western countries have over 20% of people over the age of 65 while Africa has only 3%. Even the younger generation in Europe have been able to ‘brush’ the virus aside. The health structures are still not comparable in Africa and had there not been the developed herd immunity from the past, it would have been disastrous. Thankfully not – as I have argued here about how our historical exposures…

  7. Harold even the British public are demanding an inquiry into how the government dealt with or are handling covid. And yet you who they consider second class citizen even though you hold their passport, still feels the need to defend a government that failed its people. You are a good example of a coon suffering from inferiority complex. You tell us that they have the best medical facilities there compare to us here so why did they fail to save their mbuyas. If you have best then you should be able to save lives irrespective of age. A lot of kaka

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