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    Corona Virus now in Africa
    Africa's first case of the Coronavirus has been detected in Zambia.

    This is according to Health Department Minister, Zweli Mkhize, who briefed the media on South Africa's readiness to detect and contain the virus on Wednesday.

    Mkhize said although there is not much information available at this point, the South African government is keeping a close eye on the case.

    He said, "our National Institute for Communicable Diseases is working closely with the authorities in Zambia so that we are always in contact with the situation."...
    Last edited by Ronan Kelly; April 2, 2020, 06:31 AM.

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    I did not find this on the health ministry site. May be posted later.


    • #3
      29 January 2020

      Two citizens of Sudan are being monitored after displaying symptoms of the virus following a visit to Wuhan, local reports say.

      And officials in Equatorial Guinea have quarantined four travellers who arrived from Beijing amid fears they may have the killer SARS-like infection.
      Two citizens of Sudan are being monitored after displaying symptoms of the virus following a visit to Wuhan, local reports say. Officials in Equatorial Guinea have quarantined four travellers from China.
      “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
      Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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        Zambia National Public Health Institute

        2 hrs ·

        Republic of Zambia
        Ministry of Health.

        Lusaka Wednesday 29th January,2020

        Statement by Minister of Health Hon. Dr Chitalu Chilufya MP, MCC, on Corona virus

        Contrary to reports circulating on some media platforms, quoting South Africa's Health Minister, Zambia has not recorded any case of the 2019 novel Coronavirus.

        Through the disease intelligence wing, the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI), Government has heightened surveillance, including at points of entry, and continue to monitor the situation as it evolves in affected countries.

        Government is working with the partners to enhance the country's preparedness to handle any case should it arise.

        Issued by:
        Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, MP, MCC,
        Minister of Health

        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela


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          Zambia confirms 2 COVID-19 cases
          By Melony Chisanga on March 18, 2020

          HEALTH minister Chitalu Chilufya says life should go on as usual as Zambia confirms its first two cases of COVID-19.

          Dr Chilufya informed the nation that COVID-19 mortality stands at two per cent, therefore citizens should be calm and adhere to preventive measures the government has outlined.

          “I regret to inform the nation that Zambia has confirmed its first two cases of COVID-19. The patients are a Zambian couple of Lusaka; a 37-year-old woman and 39-year-old man who returned to Lusaka from a 10-day holiday in France aboard an Emirates flight on 15th March 2020,” he announced to the media today. “The patients were screened at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and placed under home quarantine as they did not display symptoms at the time of arrival.”
          Dr Chilufya said on follow-up, the following day, the man reported feeling unwell and health officials collected samples from the couple for laboratory testing to rule out COVID-19.

          “The couple were placed in isolation while investigations were being conducted,” he explained. “I wish to now inform the nation that the laboratory results have revealed COVID-19
          infection in both individuals. Currently the patients are stable and continue receiving appropriate care at a designated health facility. I wish to take this opportunity to acknowledge the positive response and cooperation from the Zambian public and incoming travellers in adhering to the key measures that have been put in place by the government to prevent and control COVID-19.”

          Dr Chilufya thanked the various stakeholders such as the churches, traditional leadership, civil society, schools and training institutions and general public for their continued support and adherence to the guidance...


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            3rd case confirmed:


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              COVID-19 | Zambia Has 12 Confirmed Cases Of The COVID-19.
              Chris Phiri | March 25, 2020

              President Edgar Lungu has confirmed that Zambia now has 12 cases.

              Meanwhile, three international airports (Livingstone, Ndola and Mfuwe) have suspended international flights until further notice...


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                Zambia records four more cases of covid 19
                26 March 2020 17:27 3

                Zambia has recorded four (4) more cases of covid19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases to sixteen (16).
                Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya released the new cases during an update at the Ministry of Health on Thursday afternoon.
                He said of the four new cases, three had gone to Pakistan while the fourth person boarded the plane in Dubai and sat next to one of those three coming from Pakistan...


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                  29 cases:


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                    Zambia reports 6 new COVID-19 cases, total reaching 35
                    Xinhua, March 30, 2020
                    LUSAKA, March 30 (Xinhua) -- Zambia on Monday reported six new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country's total confirmed cases to 35...


                    • #11

                      Last updated: 15 hours ago

                      1 New Confirmed Case
                      Total Confirmed: 36
                      Total Recoveries: 0


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                        Zambia records first coronavirus death - health minister
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                        LUSAKA, April 2 (Reuters) - Zambia has recorded its first death from coronavirus, and the number of confirmed cases has risen by three to 39, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Thursday.
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                          Coronavirus – Zambia: No new confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Zambia
                          “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."


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                            No new cases:


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                              No cases today: