#NEWSINBRIEF: Six Zim Truck Drivers Test Positive For COVID-19 Positive In Zambia

ZAMBIA’S Health Minister, Dr Chitalu Chilufya today announced 14 new cases of COVID-19 cases all from Lusaka Province out of 161 tests conducted. There were no tests from Nakonde. The new cases involve 10 truck drivers who entered through Chirundu border and these include 4 Zambians and 6 Zimbabwean nationals. Other cases involve 1 contact for a known positive case and 3 captured from routine screening. He said 28 patients have been discharged today among them 16 patients from Levy Mwanawasa covid 19 centre and 12 Ministry of health staff.…

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#JUSTIN: Zambia Records First Coronavirus Cases

ZAMBIA’S President, His Excellency, Edgar Lungu has announced that his country has recorded its first two Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases. By Michael Gwarisa President Lungu said, “we wish to confirm Zambia’s first 2 cases of COVID-19. The patients are a Zambian couple that travelled to France with their two children for 10 days. “Our surveillance system was able to detect that they transited through high risk COVID-19 countries. The couple has been isolated and receiving treatment in Chilanga. I want to salute our gallant men and women carrying out surveillance at…

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EXCLUSIVE: Karoi Residents Turn To Zambia For HealthCare

KAROI residents have resorted to seeking health services in Zambia claiming their district hospital is not offering quality healthcare, HealthTimes has learnt. By Kudakwashe Pembere Recently In Karoi It takes about 2hours to travel to Zambia and residents in the area feel comfortable travelling to the country 152 Kilometres away. A woman who wanted to have her brother’s x-rays taken was frustrated to find the x-ray room closed. “I asked the reception people who referred me to the xray room. But now there is no one there and Im thinking…

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Single Dose, Oral Cholera Vaccine Proves Effective In Zambia- MSF

In another promising development for people affected by large-scale cholera epidemics, recent data from Zambia’s 2016 cholera epidemic has highlighted that just one dose of oral vaccine provides effective short-term protection against the disease during an outbreak, similar to that of the currently recommended two doses. HealthTimes Correspondent The results of the study – conducted by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the organisation’s research arm, Epicentre, the Zambian Ministry Of Health (MOH), the Pasteur Institute and the World Health Organization (WHO) – are being published in the 8 February edition of…

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Zambia Cancells Church Services As Cholera Crisis Continues

Zambia’s cholera crisis which started in October 2017 continues to affect the lives of people in the southern African country. SOURCE: RadioVop Zimbabwe Authorities have said the number of persons infected continues to rise – they put the figure at 2,451 as at Sunday January 7, 2018. A local news portal said of the 61 deaths nationwide, 58 were in the capital, Lusaka. Another area affected by the crisis is places of worship. A number of churches announced cancellation of all services especially in Lusaka. The Reformed Church in Zambia…

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