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Local transmissions of COVID-19 worry President Lungu

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President Edgar Lungu is concerned by the new local cases of person-to-person COVID-19 transmissions which have been revealed through the vigorous screening and testing being conducted by the Ministry of Health.

Zambia has in the last 24-hours recorded four new coronavirus cases bringing the cumulative number of cases to 61 with 1 death.

In a Facebook posting monitored by Capital FM News, the President is equally concerned by recent warnings from the World Health Organization that Africa could potentially become the next global epicenter of COVID-19.

In light of the aforementioned warning and the new scientific evidence of local person-to-person COVID-19 transmissions in Zambia, the Head of State says citizens must not relax, but bear in mind that any region or country can potentially become the next epicentre if prescribed measures are not followed.

The President says he believes that Zambia’s success in its war against COVID-19 will be primarily determined by two factors which include effective implementation of global best practices in public health and collective responsibility manifested through immediate behavioural change.

The Head of State however notes with sadness that some citizens have continued to act contrary to basic yet life saving measures such as the mandatory wearing of masks and avoiding inter-city travel and family visits. 

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