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Zambia’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise

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Zambia has recorded four new cases of the coronavirus as of April 26th 2020 bringing the cumulative number of cases to eighty-eight, Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya announced. 

Updating the nation on COVID-19 today, Dr. Chilufya said the Zambia National Public Health Institute conducted 378 tests, out of which four tested positive. 

Dr. Chilfuya says one of the four cases involving a Lusaka resident was detected when the man went to the University Teaching Hospital for dental checkup while the other case was detected during the mass screening exercise in Chilenje.

He said the fourth case involves a resident from the Copperbelt Province whose address is yet to be established.

And Dr. Chilufya said mass screening will continue in Lusaka’s Makeni, Kamwala, Emmasdale and Rhodes park areas as they are considered as COVID-19 hotspots.  

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