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THE Patriotic Front (PF) has banned public rallies in view of the Covid-19 health guidelines as provided by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) and the Ministry of Health.

PF Secretary General, Davies Mwila, said according to the Ministry of Health, crowds and public gatherings were among the super spreaders of the Covid-19 virus.

Mr Mwila said PF has thus banned all its members from holding public campaign rallies to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

“The Patriotic Front is a responsible and law-abiding political party as such we shall strictly adhere to all the regulations and health guidelines as provided by ECZ and MoH,” he said in a statement.

ECZ appointed a Technical Committee to work on the Covid-19 prevention measures in the electoral activities including public gatherings, nominations and voting.

Mr Mwila said the Technical Committee on mainstreaming of Covid-19 prevention measures in the 2021 general election calendar was established following consultative meetings with the Ministry of Health. He said in view of the ban, members should use other available platforms such as print and electronic media as well as door to door operations and cell meetings to campaign.


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