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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has cautioned that a new wave of CovId-19 seems to be on the horizon and all citizens must abide by the health guidelines put in place by experts.

The President observed with dismay poor adherence to prescribed public health measures that had contributed to the sudden increase and geographical spread in the country in the last two weeks.
He said in the last 24 hours the country had recorded 106 new cases out of 3,759 tests conducted bringing the number of cases recorded to 18,428.
The cases, he said, have been recorded in Kabwe, Lusaka, Chibombo, Kalumbila, Serenje, Itezhi tezhi, Liteta, Kasama, Nchelenge, Chinsali, Kaoma, and Sesheke.
He said yesterday,“It is still mandatory that all citizens must wear masks, maintain social distancing, avoid shaking hands, and wash hands frequently with soap.”
President Lungu also observed with concern, “The laxity towards Covid-19 guidelines by people patronising bars, musical concerts and other social gatherings.”
The President has since made a clarion call aligned to the Public Health Act CAP. 295 of the laws of Zambia and Covid-19 associated Statutory Instrument number 21, 22 and 62 of 2020 that all citizens must wear masks and practice good hand hygiene when in public places and gatherings.
The local authorities will facilitate disinfection of conveyances and public places including markets, bus stops and stations, shopping malls, places of worship, schools and office places.

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