Zambia records third case of covid19

Dr Chitalu Chilufya

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has announced that Zambia has recorded its third case of covid 19.
He said the latest case was diagnosed in Lusaka on Saturday 21st March 2020 and involves a 59 year old Lusaka based man who recently travelled to Pakistan on 9th March 2020 and came back to Zambia on 18th March 2020.
Dr Chilufya has further said there are enough ventilators (Life support machines) in all the established covid19 centres should cases escalate to levels were ventilators are needed.
It is however doubtful that Zambia has enough ventilators as Dr Chilufya is claiming.
One of the worst affected country, Italy has run out of ventilators and now health authorities have to choose who to put on life support and who to ‘allow’ to die.
Some states in the USA are also about to run short of ventilators.

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    Indians & Pakistanis Go Home 5 days ago

    How many more Indians and Pakistanis are carrying the virus? It was very selfish of the Pakistani and very corrupt of govt officials to sanction such a trip. The corruption of govt officials, will fan the flames of the spread of this virus.

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    Blago 6 days ago

    This guy sounds clueless. How does he say there are enough ventilators! By not imposing restrictions at borders and not blocking international flights into the country, the Zambian government is literally inviting the Coronavirus to Zambia.

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    samlindo 6 days ago

    has the minister been tested?

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    Sunil Mahajan 6 days ago

    Dear Sir
    Pls ban the international flights and long route buses
    Before it gets worse

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    dodalawaka 6 days ago

    I hope it does not come to that

    People are still loitering around as if the they have not heeded the alarm

    We are not immuned to this virus

    Zambians Keep safe

    I love My country and all of the citizen in it

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    Dissatisfied 6 days ago

    Close the airport for passenger flights Mr Minister. Lives are more important than money. Trying to appease Ethiopian airways and other airlines just makes us look dumb