Ten more cases of COVID-19 identified.
Written by admin on March 25, 2020
Ten more cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Zambia bringing the total number of cases to 12, President Edgar Lungu has announced in a national address.
The President said 11 out of these cases were all acquired from outside the country.
And the Head of State has announced heightened measures aimed at curbing the further spread of the disease in the country which include the suspension of all International flights at Mfuwe, Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula and Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airports.
The President said all International Flights are expected to land at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka for easy tracking of persons coming into the country.
President Lungu also announced that Bars, Casinos and Gyms among others should close at midnight Thursday 26th March 2020 for a period of 14 days.
He also announced that Government has suspended non-essential travels especially to countries considered to be hot spots of COVID-19.
President Lungu has further implored missions abroad to scrutinise the issuance of VISAs to persons wishing to visit Zambia to prevent the spread of the virus.
And a Public Health Specialist has called on Zambians to be proactive in the fight against the Coronavirus.
Dr Lawson Simapuka says precautionary measures should be taken seriously such as limited social contact and avoidance of unnecessary movements.
Meanwhile, UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema has called for bold and heroic home-grown efforts in responding to the COVID-19. As a short-term measure, Mr. Hichilema has proposed that the President should summon the Speaker in accordance with Article 75(3) of the Constitution for an immediate reconvening and sitting of the National Assembly, ensuring that if necessary, this is done electronically, to protect MPs from risks of COVID-19