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Minister of Health, Dr. Jonas Chanda today announced to parliament that the first consignment of the Covid-19 vaccine under the COVAX initiative is expected to arrive in Zambia on Monday 12th April, 2021. Dr. Chanda says the consignment consists an initial 228,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine which will be administered to about 3.6 million […]

The Zambia Medical Association has disclosed that 16 medical doctors across the country have succumbed to COVID-19 from January 2021 to date.ZMA President, Dr. Samson Chisele says the Association is concerned with the huge number of Zambian frontline health workers that have been lost to the deadly corona virus pandemic.Dr. Chisele says the loss of […]

The Zambian government has agreed in principal to adopt the COVID-19 vaccine programme as one of the key methods of mitigating the negative health and socio-economic impact of the pandemic on the country’s population. However, Minister of Health, Dr. Jonas Chanda says the pilot programme will be conducted on a voluntary basis and rolled out […]

Opposition Party for National Unity and Progress, Highvie Hamududu says the thought of postponing the August 12th 2021 general elections due to the coronavirus pandemic should not be entertained. Mr Hamududu says that like many other countries that have held elections amidst the coronavirus pandemic, stakeholders should be preparing to hold elections under the COVID […]

The number of people known to have contracted the novel coronavirus in Zambia has now surpassed 50, 000 since the pandemic first broke out in March 2020. The cumulative number of cases rose to 50, 319 following the 1, 408 new infections recorded yesterday Thursday January 28, 2020 from the 13, 524 tests done. According […]

Health Minister Dr Jonas Chanda has warned against the use of drugs meant for animals to treat or prevent Covid-19 in Zambia. Dr Chanda is worried that some people are using Ivermectin, a drug which in Zambia is registered and authorized for veterinary use only. He urged Zambians to desist from taking drugs meant for […]

The Resident Doctors Association of Zambia is elated with the allocation of 8.7 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Zambia by the African Union. The vaccine from Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson and AstraZeneca has been allocated under the COVID-19 African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team, a platform which has been created to ensure that up to […]

Twenty-One (21) more people have died from the Corona virus in Zambia in the last 24 hours. This takes the total number of fatalities to 660. Of this figure, 278 are confirmed COVID-19 deaths, 358 are associated to the pandemic while 24 are yet to be classified. The total number of new cases increased to […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the death of prominent South African politician Jackson Mthembu. Mr. Mthembu is said to have died of Covid-related complications. Mr. Mthembu was a parliamentarian and long-serving member of the governing African National Congress who had since 2019 been serving as a minister in the presidency. He worked his way up the […]

The National Food and Nutrition Commission in partnership with USAID Scaling up Nutrition Learning and Evaluation has called for improved access to hygiene services by the most vulnerable Zambians to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent baseline survey, SUN LE revealed that vulnerable communities without access to water and sanitation, soap and nutrition are […]