By Staff Writer
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 has observed with dismay poor adherence to prescribed public health measures that have contributed to the sudden increase and geographical spread in the country in the last two weeks.
President Lungu says it is still mandatory that all citizens must wear masks, maintain social distancing, avoid shaking hands and wash hands frequently with soap.
The President has noted with concern a generalized spread of covid-19 with North western, Muchinga, Copperbelt, Central, Lusaka and southern provinces most affected.
President Lungu has since made a clarion call aligned to the Public Health Act CAP. 295 of the Laws of Zambia and Covid-19 associated Statutory Instruments Numbers 21, 22 and 62 of 2020.
The President says the threat of a second wave in Zambia is becoming a concern considering what is going on globally and regionally.
President Lungu has also revealed that the number of hospitalizations is on the increase.
He says six new people have been hospitalized, bringing the total admissions countrywide to 16, with six on oxygen support.
This is contained in a statement availed to ZNBC News this evening by the President’s Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations, Isaac Chipampe.