1 more case of coronavirus has been recorded in Zambia in the last 24 hours, registering a total Covid-19 cases of 36.
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu writes:
“Fellow Citizens, Zambia has recorded one more COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of cases to 36.”
“My number one priority, and that of my Government, is to safeguard the much-treasured Zambian lives. We are in this war together, until COVID-19 is defeated. I have no doubt that if we all play our rightful respective roles, we shall overcome,” he said in a statement.
Yesterday Zambia recorded SIX new cases of the COVID-19 disease bringing the total to 35 before one more case reported this morning by the head of state brought the figure to 36.
While government has not yet revealed who is the 36th person to contract the lethal virus, yesterday Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya said the Six positive cases were out of the 51 tests carried out in the last 24 hours.
Minister Chilufya added that the new cases involves a couple, maid, one child, a congregant at a religious event who was in contact with a person related to the persons who visited Pakistan.
Last week minister Chilufya announced at the media briefing that six cases were traced from the cluster of contacts of Zambians who arrived from Pakistan a fortnight ago.