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South Africa’s Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni has apologized to Zambia for any offence caused by his tweet.

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MINISTER of Foreign Affairs Hon. Joseph Malanji and Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia took a moment to discuss and enlighten South Africa’s Mboweni about strides Zambia has recently made in the aviation sector.

Hon. Malanji stated that Zambia has made critical investments in national airports in Lusaka, Ndola and Livingstone in excess of $1billion.

He said Zambia’s international traffic has also grown tremendously with numerous daily flights from Dubai, South Africa, Addis Ababa and Nairobi.

He also stated that plans are afoot and reached advanced stage to reintroduce a national carrier.

This was done during the sideline meeting at the 12th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Assembly of Heads if State in Nihamey Niger.

Mboweni made a tweet that caused wide offence.

“I recall the days when this airport was populated by the Zambia Airways fleet. There is none now. Zambia Airways does not exist anymore. Reality check. But I am on Rwanda Air. A small African country doing big things.”

Mbwoeni has since apologized for the tweet.

This is according to a press statement issued by Inutu Mupango Mwanza, First Secretary Press&Tourism at the Zambian Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Dr Chilufya warns health facilities conducting fake COVID-19 tests and giving fake negative results to people.

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HEALTH Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya has warned health facilities that have been conducting fake COVID-19 tests and giving fake negative results to people.

Meanwhile, Zambia has in the last 24 hours recorded 182 cases of COVID-19 and three (03) deaths out of the 651 tests conducted .

Dr Chilufya at a press briefing today said some facilities have been conducting fake COVID-19 tests and issuing false negative tests to people.

“We have noted the emergeance of some facilities that are purpoting to be doing COVID-19 tests and issuing false negative results. False negative COVID-19 tests will not protect you from the Virus. We have designated centres where we test fr COVID-19,” Dr Chilufya warned.

And Dr Chilufya said 78 COVID-19 patients are still admitted in facilities with 26 in oxygen, and two critically ill and in ICU.

Meanwhile, Dr Chilufya said all the 15 members of parliament that had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and discharged.

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Ferdinand Simaanya discharged from hospital where he was admitted for COVID-19

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ZAMBIA Association in South Africa (ZASA) president Ferdinand Simaanya has been discharged from the hospital where he was admitted for COVID-19.

Special Assistant to the ZASA president for Press and Communication Alwyn Matongo in a statement said Simaanya was admitted at the Waterfall Netcare private hospital last thursday due to COVID 19 complications.

“He is home where he will continue to recuperate,” Matongo said.

And Matongo has thanked the Doctors, front line medical personnel, and nurses who attended to him.

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General Kingsley Chinkuli collapses, admitted to hospital 

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FIRST Quantum Minerals Country Manager, Gen. Kingsley Chinkuli, this evening collapsed while addressing a meeting on the Copperbelt.

He suffered what is suspected to be a stroke or heart attack.

A source has told Mwebantu Gen. Kingsley Chinkuli collapsed and suffered a stroke while on the Copperbelt. He was immediately evacuated to Lusaka and has now regained consciousness and out of the ICU. He is now able to talk.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

09 Aug 2020, 5:17 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

8,085 Total Cases
235 Deaths
6,698 Recovered

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