Zambia continues recording reduction in Covid-19 cases


Zambia has in the last five days continued to record a reduction in the number of Covid-19 cases.

During the Covid-19 update today, Minister of Health Jonas Chanda said there has been a significant reduction in Covid-19 positive cases by eight percent compared to the 18 percent in the last five days.

Dr. Chanda however warned that people should not relax in observing all the Covid-19 preventive guidelines in order to avoid any possible third wave.

He said the country must sustain the current Covid-19 preventative measures and behaviour towards adherence to the public health guidelines in order to shun any possible third wave during the cold season of June and July.

Meanwhile, Zambia has recorded 597 new Covid-19 positive cases out of the 7,418 tested conducted in the last 24 hours.

The minister said the country has recorded the lowest mortality rate of one death since the second wave started.

He however called on members of the public to continue avoiding super-spread events such as funerals, weddings, sports events and parties.

And Dr. Chanda has expressed gratitude to all the cooperating partners who have been supporting the government throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We thank the World Bank for the financial support through the World Covid-19 response measures for providing over 15 million US dollars for financing towards the purchasing of ambulances and laboratory equipment and drugs among others,” said Dr. Chanda.