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Ministry of Health is confident of bringing COVID-19 under control

Headlines Ministry of Health is confident of bringing COVID-19 under control

The Ministry of health has expressed confidence in its conviction to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical Services Kennedy Malama says the Ministry has observed heightened enforcement and prosecution of those not complying with the directives.

Dr Malama said the remedy to bringing the pandemic under control lies in the collective efforts of ensuring adherence to the public health guidelines.

He echoed that the Ministry is convinced that it will bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control soon.

“Today we reiterate our conviction that we will bring COVID-19 under control sooner than later. The remedy to achieve this lies in our collective efforts to ensure that we adhere to the public health and social directives and measures which have been prescribed,’’ he said

He predicted change in the COVID-19 situation as the country has reached 48 days into the third wave adding that based on the graphical projection in weeks to come, a decent curve is expected.

“We are now 48 days into the third wave and see light in coming weeks, looking at the duration of the previous two waves 79 days for the first wave and 115 days for the second wave, we can predicate that we have few weeks to go before we start seeing plateauing and descent of the curve in the current COVID 19,’’ he said.

He has also disclosed that in the last 24 hours the country has recorded 2,384 new confirmed COVID-19 cases out of 10, 225 tests conducted, bringing the cumulative number of confirmed cases recorded to 174,789

Meanwhile the country yesterday started administering dose one and two of the AstraZeneca vaccines with, 2 259 of dose one while 3,716 of dose two were administered respectively.

This was contained in statement made available by Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical Services Kennedy Malama

21 COMMENTS

  1. We the people are also confident and you have our full support. Very soon this thing will dissapear in the hot Zambian sun.

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  2. YES BY THE LAW OF NATURE IT WILL DISSAPPEAR LIKE MOST VIRUSES
    AND NO THANKS TO THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PRESIDENT WHO REFUSES TO BE DRAWN INTO THIS DISASTER
    PLUS WE WILL NEVER KNOW THE TRUE FIGURES FOR THOSE POOR SOLES WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY
    SO LET THE LAME DUCK PRESIDENT CONTINUE VISITING MARKETS AND TELLING ALL THEY WILL BE PROTECTED
    THIS IS SO SAD

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  3. As long as passengers in mini-buses are still packed “5-5” and nobody on board is wearing a mask, Covid-19 will spread further and we’ll be in the fourth wave within a month! Thank you so much Edgar China Lungu for this totally incompetent health campaign! PF: Lying about everything, not delivering anything!

  4. I suspect it will just be a devastating adjustment to herd immunity by natural means. There is very little evidence that aside from announcing statistics anything tangible is really being done. Doctors are just going about their usual galant efforts without the requisite support from their supervising authority.

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  5. This is just blind faith …you have not procured any vaccines or are adhering to any strict guidance ,,,he is just hoping for warm weather that’s all.

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  6. You can not win the fight against Covid 19 without firm political commitment. The current Zambian leadership is not committed to this fight. Look at the conduct of the President whose work has now become attracting and mingling in crowds of people right in the midst of the worst pandemic!! Everything the Ministry of Health is using in the fight against the disease is donated. The Government contribution is zero. Covid 19 has now spread to the rural areas and there is nothing happening there. People are just dying and burying one another. The efforts being undertaken against Covid 19 in Zambia are totally inadequate even in urban areas where we fail to enforce even simple things like face masking!! There are more people dying at homes than those dying in hospitals, meaning most people…

  7. … sick with Covid 19 are not receiving any formal medical treatment. The vaccination program in Zambia is late and just too slow. The COVID 19 battle in Zambia will therefore not be worn by the Ministry of Health, but the disease will just be running it’s natural courses within the population at a very, very great human cost. PS, Dr. Steven Malama knows much worse than this and he should therefore not be deceiving Zambians.

  8. Ba Malama,there is no way you are going to control the Covid pandemic in Zambia with pf in government. NEVER! There is just no political will to do so. The Ministry of Health puts down rules but it is your president who goes around markets to break the same rules.
    Observe at how the markets and bus stations are congested. People don’t even care about wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands.
    Tell your government to just buy more drus to vaccinate people.

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  9. Anonymous – Covid-19 is there but this govt has mismanaged the whole process even vacines that are 2-dose where only administered once…just look at the number of people dying or being brought in dead (BID) at UTH in the past month…he is not controlling anything its like a ship with sails lost at sea with no navigation equipment just drifting around hoping to see land. Malama knows that warm weather is on the way and where there is warm weather numbers temporarily reduce.

  10. How are u going to control it naim we?
    Macroni was given a slap by a citizen for breaking the covid rule which government established.
    I wish I can slap u malama

  11. We are confident that MoH will definitely bring the pandemic under control. The way it is working day in and day out, it will soon happen.

  12. You have a huge task at hand MoH, especially when the UPND cadres are on rampage. They need to be checked if we want to bring the pandemic under control

  13. If all of us strictly adhere to safety protocol, Covid19 can be controlled easily. It is the time to stand with MoH and the government.

  14. It is the duty of each one of us to help the administration in bringing the pandemic under control. Don’t be irresponsible like HH, follow the safety rules.

  15. Wear mask, wash and sanitize hands, maintain social distance in public places. That’s how we can control the pandemic.

  16. Covid19 pandemic has gone into third wave because of irresponsible behaviour of Hakainde Hichilema. He was adamant to campaign despite the pandemic and kick started third wave. He should be booked for murder of people who died of Covid19.

  17. Are you really that dull? Only a fool can say that Zambia has not procured any vaccine. Now I have doubts about your intentions. You seem to be a puppet of anti Zambia elements.

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