Govt calls for strong leadership

as Covid-19 claims three


GOVERNMENT has called for strong leadership in communities to fight Covid-19, as the country recorded three deaths in the last 24 hours.

Health Minister, Chitalu Chilufya, emphasised the role of leadership in all set-ups.

“All leaders at traditional, civic, religious and all other jurisdictions should provide strong leadership in the fight against the pandemic,” he said during the latest update yesterday.

Dr Chilufya said it was important that the leaders ensure that they use their platforms to disseminate information in the fight against the pandemic.

He said that time to act and disrupt the virus was now as the country was still in the surge.

The minister also called on all citizens to remain responsible and observe all the health guidelines.

The country recorded 123 new cases out of 1, 046 tests done in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number to 12, 025

Additionally, 362 patients were discharged bringing the number of total recoveries to 11, 454 from March this year when the disease broke out.

The total number of deaths stands at 287.

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