ZAMBIA’S High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti says no Zambian trucks were torched in the recent spike of violent protests against foreign drivers in that country
This is according to a press statement issued by Mrs Naomi Nyawali, First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambia High Commission in South Africa.
General Miti said speculations circulating on various media platforms that four trucks belonging to Zambian drivers were torched are not true.
He said during this period of violent protests, Zambian truck drivers were advised to park their trucks until the situation normalized.
General Miti said the Mission in Pretoria was making frantic efforts in ensuring the safety of Zambian drivers together with their properties
He re-echoed his advice to Zambian drivers traveling to and from South Africa to be vigilant on the roads for their safety.
General Miti has further advised the Zambian media and the public to get accurate updates on the situation from the Mission or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to avoid being given fake news
South Africa has recently experienced an eruption of violent protests against foreign truck drivers by local drivers, the situation which has seen about 30 foreign trucks burnt in some parts of the country, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal province.
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Facebook appoints Mwebantu W.H.O ambassador to fight Covid-19
FACEBOOK has appointed Mwebantu, an online newspaper in Zambia as a COVID-19 Ambassador with the World Health Organization (WHO) to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Facebook has stated that they have an urgent need to help the World Health Organization (WHO) with COVID-19 messages.
Facebook has been requested by the World Health Organization (WHO) to help them get urgent critical health messages about the COVID-19 pandemic out to the public quickly through people and organizations who have large followings on Facebook platforms. To this end, Mwebantu will serve as a WHO Facebook Ambassador, and will be frequently informed on the urgent messages that WHO would intend to share.
Last week, Facebook announced a $20M matching donations to support global relief efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic. This commitment includes $10million for the United Nations Foundation (UNF) and World Health Organization’s (WHO) newly established COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, and $10M for the CDC Foundation.
The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fundraiser supports WHO’s global efforts to track the outbreak, help patients and frontline workers, and speed up vaccine and treatment development. The CDC Foundation plans to launch their fundraiser in the coming weeks to directly aid public health professionals in local communities, create education campaigns and much more.
100% of what’s raised on Facebook and Instagram always goes to the benefiting organization. Facebook states that it realizes that businesses have been impacted and will be supportive during this time.
Iranian MP with Corona virus dies
Iranian MP with virus dies as outbreak spreads. Death toll rises to 43 with over 593 confirmed cases, according to health ministry in Iran.
Mohammad Ali Ramazani Dastak is believed to have tested positive for the illness a few days ago and died this morning. He died Saturday morning after being admitted to hospital with “influenza and chemical injuries” sustained in the Iran-Iraq war, according to the Iranian Students News Agency.
“Unfortunately nine people have died of the virus in the last 24 hours,” Kianush Jahanpur told state TV. “The death toll is 43 now.”
“The new confirmed infected cases since yesterday is 205 that makes the total number of confirmed infected people 593.”
The virus is spreading rapidly in the Islamic Republic and Iran has the world’s highest death toll outside of China, the centre of the outbreak.