Zambia’s Covid-19 cases now stand at 3,326 with 1,620 total recoveries. In the last 24hrs, Zambia carried out 959 tests out of which 178 new cases were recorded and 123 people have recovered and been discharged. This brings the total number of recoveries to 1,620.
Zambia recorded 8 deaths, bringing the total death tally to 128. Zambia has seen a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases recently.
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Zambia is participating in a high level China-Africa response against COVID-19 meeting
ZAMBIA is among other countries and organizations participating in the high-level Webinar with a theme:China-Africa Joint Response Against Covid-19.
Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba is among key speakers alongside United Nations Under Secretary and Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa(ECA), Her Excellency, Ms Vera Songwe, Africa Union Deputy Chairperson, His Excellency Thomas Kwesi, South African Permanent Representative to the Africa Union, His Excellency Mr. Edward Xolixo Makaya and the African Union Special Envoy, and businessman, Mr. Strive Masiyiwa.
The Meeting is discussing a joint response against the Covid-19 pandemic and aims at finding broad consensus and International cooperation to deal with the social-economic effect of the pandemic on Africa.
This according to a press statement issued by: Mrs. Inutu Mupango Mwanza, First Secretary (Press &Tourism), Zambia Embassy in Addis Ababa.
Bankers hold key to sensational title fight as FAZ/MTN league closes today
THE FAZ/MTN Super League crown will finally be decided today with second placed Forest Rangers facing ‘Sensational’ Zanaco at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
Despite not being title contenders sixth placed Zanaco will hold the key to the trophy vault as table toppers Nkana could pick up the spoils if Forest Rangers fail to win in their backyard.
Nkana are leading the pack on 50 points while Forest Rangers is hot on their heels with 49 points.
Zanaco will be the king makers with Coach Chris Kaunda having carried his full strength squad that could give Forest Rangers some headaches.
However, Forest Rangers has shaken off their post-covid-19 blues to revive their title claim with a huge statement made at Arthur Davies Stadium on Thursday where they deservedly buried Napsa Stars’ title hopes with a 1-0 win courtesy of a Lameck Silwaba goal. With that spirited performance at Arthur Davies Stadium they reached a historic milestone by qualifying to the 2020/2020 CAF Champions League.
Tenant Chilumba will be looking the prolific Adama Zikiru, Qadri Kola and Lameck Silwaba to lead the lines.
Forest Rangers has also experienced camapigners in Webster Muzaza, Conlyde Luchanga and Shadreck Malambo.
In goal Mathias Kigonya will provide the final safety net.
The bankers will be looking to wind up the season on a high with the likes of Roger Kola, Chitiya Mususu, Moses Phiri and Charles Zulu expected to light up the show.
With Chipolopolo coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevoc keeping an eye for local talent players in both teams will be motivated to put in their best shift.
The match will be live of pay television channel SuperSport and kicks-off at 15:00 hours. In line with the covid-19 guidelines, the game will be played behind closed doors.
(Source: FAZ Media)
MoH, UNICEF and SIDA announce a new US$ 5.2 million agreement in Zambia to boost essentials health services to mitigate the impact of COVID-19
THE Swedish International Development Agency in partnership with UNICEF and the Government of Zambia have signed a K94. 6 million worth agreement with a view to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the Zambian Health sector.
The partnership is also aimed at supporting existing health services in Zambia by providing essential commodities for reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), by procuring oxygen concentrators for hospitals in Southern, Eastern, Luapula, and Muchinga Provinces.
And Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr Kennedy Malama has thanked the partners for the support in the sector.
“This support comes at a crucial time for Zambia in the COVID-19 response and will go a long way to supporting essential health services. We thank the Government of Sweden for their generous support to the people of Zambia, especially our children,” Dr Malama said.
Part of the partnership is also lined up to provide personal protective equipment to 5,000 health workers in 983 primary health care facilities and 48 hospitals.
Swedish Ambassador to Zambia, Anna Maj Hultgård, said her country is happy to be able to make this important contribution to Zambia.
“We place great importance to supporting the health system in Zambia and essential health workers not only to empower them to safely respond to the Covid-19 Pandemic but also to ensure that essential services such as maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health and nutrition can continue with minimal disruption,” Hultgård said.
She said about one million people in Zambia are expected to benefit from essential health services and commodities supplied under the programme.