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President Edgar Lungu has directed the Zambia Police Service and the Ministry of Health to enforce COVID-19 prevention measures without fear or favour of any politicians. The Head of State has also endorsed PF Secretary General, Davies Mwila’s decision to ban the holding of PF campaign rallies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at the […]

In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Electoral Commission of Zambia has advised political parties not to hold huge campaign rallies in the run up to the 12th August elections. Electoral Operations Director, Royd Katongo says the Commissions’ advice is in line with the technical committee’s prescribed operating procedures that will guide the electoral process […]

President of the Save Lives Foundation, Younus Essa has called for people travelling into the country from India to be quarantined prevent the importation of the Indian variant of the COVID19 virus which has devastated the Asian nation. Mr. Essa says his organization is aware of a couple that did not quarantine themselves and have […]

Minister of Health, Dr. Jonas Chanda says a cumulative total of 45,740 people have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic since the launch of the Vaccination program on 14th April 2021. Dr. Chanda says the count includes the 2,593 people vaccinated with both the AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccines in the last 24 hours. He further […]

Bars and Night Clubs owners Association of Zambia says it intends on engaging the government on the need for its members to return to normal operations. The Associations’ General Secretary, Edmond Lifwekelo says with the Coronavirus pandemic is seemingly not going away any time soon and that Bars and Night Clubs should be allowed to […]

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 […]