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More funds mobilised for 3 million doses of Johnsons & Johnsons COVID-19 vaccine-Ministry of Finance

Health More funds mobilised for 3 million doses of Johnsons & Johnsons COVID-19...

The Ministry of Finance has mobilised funds for the procurement of at least three million doses of the Johnsons & Johnsons COVID-19 vaccine under the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT).

The ministry has also submitted all the requirements under COVAX for the 1-hundred and 8-thousand AstraZeneca doses and are expected in the country next week.

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical Services KENNEDY MALAMA says the ministry will continue to update the nation on the progress made.

Meanwhile, Dr. MALAMA says the country has in the last 24 hours, recorded 2-thousand Nine Hundred and 13 new COVID-19 cases out of 12-thousand 7-hundred and 3 tests conducted.

He adds that 29 new deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, between the ages 28 and 96.

Dr. MALAMA however says a total of 1-thousand 9-hundred and 99 discharges were made from both the COVID-19 isolation facilities and home management.

He says the country is encouraged by the increased show of solidarity from various stakeholders following the directives by President EDGAR LUNGU for people to stem further transmission of COVID-19.

12 COMMENTS

  1. KZ the UK based troll knows very well that the country has been let down badly by the horrible PF government by not buying any vaccines, but giving that money to the criminal PF cadres. And now we know that KK died of Covid-19 – because even a 97-year old first president didn’t get a shot from Edgar China Lungu. Shameless corrupt PF behaviour! And KZ, where is the OP guys? I’ve been waiting all day! Typical PF government behaviour: lying about everything and not delivering anything!

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  2. That’s the new slogan for PF:
    Lying about everything, not delivering anything!
    August 12 can’t come soon enough!

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  3. DJ, how will it change your life knowing a 97 year old died of covid?

    Focus on more important things.

    Let us mourn our founding father with respect.

    Meanwhile, Lungu has been impotent in leading the nation in this difficult time.

  4. Zambians are beginning to stigmatize COVID. They need to know we are dealing with a killer. The young also need to understand the vulnerability of the seniors and avoid visiting.

  5. NOT ZAMBIAN FUNDS THATS FOR SURE
    PF STILL CAMPAIGNING IN KITWE NDOLA AND KABWE AND PRESUMABLY ELSEWHERE
    YET POLICE DO NOTHING JUST WAVE£ THEM ON
    ITS BE SASD BEFORE THIS 21 DAYS IS JUST TO DENY OPPOSITION THE OPPURTUNITY TO CAMPAIGN
    PF HAS NO RESPOECT FOR THE 21 DAYS
    PF OUT FOR SURE

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  6. Lusaka Times please improve your writing. Where does it make sense to write 1 thousand 8 hundred instead of simply 1800. How do you mix numbers in digit and word form. C’mon guys, set yourselves apart from the other nonsensical online publications. Either write in digit or word form, period. In fact digits capture people’s attention and make them want to read an article

  7. @Logic
    Logic has sounded more logical. LT should set the bar. Here we learn grammar, sentence construction, punctuations and formal writing styles.
    Just like when you have 425.13, then a person reading news says, four hundred twenty five point thirteen.

    Who “dooz” that?

    It can only be read: FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE POINT ONE THREE.

    Numbers after a decimal point (part of 10) are a fraction of 10 and can never be read as whole numbers. (425.13 IS IN BASE 10)

  8. Do you think this thief cares about anyone. We all know COVID is a deadly virus.

    Instead of vaccinating the elderly, the most vulnerable the government should have procured vaccines at a much earlier stage.

    But no this Fukker was busy buying bicycles and distributing cash in the form of bribing the illiterate.

    The thief just wants to fill his pockets together with his corrupt minions

  9. For as long as the vaccination is not made compulsory the whole exercise will not be effective. Govt knows that this is a seriously pandemic and its taking lives then why spend huge sums of money of vaccines which people can take at will at the end of the day half of doses will expire and disposed off. At the moment when one goes to govt medical facilities is subjected to HIV/AIDS test then what is so special about the Covid-19 vaccines? A check around most watering holes and home shops owned by foreign people are gathering chilling as if there are no people to enforce the directives like was the case with Bowman Bulldozer Lusambo though the methods used were not acceptable but charged with responsibilities are very relaxed. If there is a serious spike in the out break of Covid-19 why…

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