Kasumbalesa On High Alert For Covid-19 After Cases Are Recorded At DRC Border

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Zambia’s busiest border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kasumbalesa is being monitored and remains on high alert for Covid-19.

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical Services Dr. Kennedy Malama says Kasumbalesa remains a threat to increased cases after the area recorded new Covid-19 cases.

Dr. Malama said during the routine Covid 19 update that the 32 new cases are from Lusaka, Ndola, Nakonde, Chirundu, Livingstone and Kasumbalesa.

He said Kasumbalesa is one of the busiest point of entry and exist hence particular attention is needed.

Zambia’s Covid-19 cases have now reached 1,099 after 32 new cases were recorded out of the 3,361 tests conducted in the last 5 days.

Dr. Malama said the new figures now bring the total number of cases Zambia has recorded to 1,099, 7 deaths, 879 recoveries and 170 active cases.

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