The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) Member of the Central Committee Kebby Mbewe has advised UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and his counterpart NDC leader Chishimba Kambwili against politicking over the Coronavirus pandemic.
Hichilema and Kambwili have been making alarming statements in a bid to incite masses in the wake of the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, President Lungu has maintained a measured approach in tackling the pandemic assuring the country of the government’s effort to combat the spread of the virus.
Three people have been recorded positive in Zambia so far and are currently in isolation.
“Let me reassure the nation once more, not to panic because as our health experts are working vigorously hard day and night to effectively address the situation.
“In this regard, I wish to commend our health workers who have demonstrated a great sense of responsibility, professionalism, selflessness and determination by being on the battle-front in fighting COVID-19, in order to protect every Zambian life.
“In conclusion, I have also noted with concern how some businesses have suddenly exorbitantly hiked prices of goods such as surgical masks and hand-sanitizers for no justifiable reason, other than the outbreak of the devastating coronavirus worldwide.
“I am, therefore, appealing to such businesses to stop profiteering on the back of fear of the calamitous coronavirus,” said President Lungu on his facebook page.