Health

Covid-19 testing rises to 5 000 per day

By SANFROSSA MANYINDA
GOVERNMENT has expanded the number of Covid-19 testing to 5 000 per day.

And government has invested in new equipment that will increase the testing capacity and quick delivery of the results which will also be done via SMSs.
Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya said government through his ministry would continue striving to ensure that testing was made easy.
Dr Chilufya was speaking when he gave the latest update on the Covid-19 situation in the country.
“We will ensure that we improve the capacity of screening and testing and ensure that the system is more efficient,” he said.
Dr Chilufya further said that the ministry would in the next few weeks carry out a country wide serial survey to ascertain the extent of the pandemic.
And Zambia National Public Health Insurance (ZNPHI) Director General Prof Victor Mukonka said with many neighbours lifting the ban on international travel, it was anticipated that more cases of Covid-19 would be imported into the country.

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