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Use “Ukufutikila”, President Lungu urges citizens

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has urged citizens to use home-based care solutions as such steaming which is locally known as ‘Ukufutikila’.

He said steaming has been recommended to be part of the remedies for COVID-19 by health experts.

President Lungu said home-based care solutions such as ‘steaming’, using eucalyptus leaves, consuming vitamin C, ginger, garlic, honey and cinammon concoctions are some of the tested remedies that health experts are recommending.

“All of us are either affected, infected or even re-infected,” he said.

Meanwhile, the President expects the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education to ensure schools, colleges, and universities adhere strictly to public health regulations, guidelines, and certification when they open.

In a statement issued, President Lungu said all relevant authorities, including parents and guardians must contribute to the protection of pupils and students.

He has also urged frontline workers, in charge of testing, to ensure they make available contacts that people can use to call them when they feel unwell.

“l am aware that sometimes the results are made available when some people have already recovered but may have infected other people. Therefore, we need to expedite the availing of results to our citizens,” the President said.

President Lungu has, however, commended all Frontline workers for their courage and resilience when looking after COVID- 19 patients.

“These are men and women of the Year 2020 because without them thousands of lives would have been lost,” he said.

The Head of State said
mourns with all bereaved families and wishes all citizens God’s protection and blessings.

Meanwhile, Minister of Health, Jonas Chanda says he will have a
consultative meeting with his counterparts in other line ministries to review progress on the implementation of the presidential directives and review the interventions and actions in the midst of the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases.

He said the meeting will also address matters such as opening of schools, public sensitisation, and enforcement of public health measures among members of the community and public places.

(Picture by BOBA TV)

 

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UNZA delays re-opening date for School of Medicine by two weeks

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THE University of Zambia has rescheduled the opening date for the School of Medicine to two weeks.
In a statement issued, UNZA spokesperson Dr. Brenda Bukowa said the decision follows consultations with relevant authorities.
“The University of Zambia Management would like to announce that the sessional date for School of Medicine at Ridgeway Campus that was scheduled to commence today, Monday, January 18, 2021 has been rescheduled and will now commence on February 1, 2021,” She said.
Dr Bukowa further added that decision has been arrived at following Republican President, Edgar Lungu’s guidance and in response to the rising COVID-19 morbidity and mortality rates, that schools be delayed in re-opening by two weeks.
“Please note that this decision will be reviewed in due course as Management of the University of Zambia (UNZA) monitors the COVID-19 situation in the country,” Dr Bukowa said.

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Bishop of Monze, Moses Hamungole interred

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BISHOP of Monze, Moses Hamungole has been put to rest at Monze’s Diocese of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ today.

The Bishop died on the 13th of January at Levy Mwanawasa hospital after succumbing to COVID-19.

Byta FMs Brian Hantuba reports from Monze that speaking at the burial, Southern Province Permanent Secretary Liomba Mwangala said the death of the Bishop is a loss for the region as a family.

He highlighted that the late Bishop was a man who preached nothing but peace and development without being political.

Mwangala encouraged other members of the clergy to emulate the conduct of the faith leader.

Parish Chairperson Teddy Michelo bemoaned the loss of the Bishop, saying the church is lost without his leadership.

He added that the situation has worsened by the fact that the church has not mourned together as a family because of COVID-19 restrictions on gathering.

Parish Priest Deogratious Kaundula thanked Monze Mission and Levy Mwanawasa Hospitals for their efforts in treating the Bishop.

He quoted one of the Bishop’s last sermons that encourages Christians to call on God during challenging times.

(Source: Byta FM)

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Covid-19 Claims the life of Bwalya Mwanza

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FIRST-born Daughter to the late Regina Chifunda-Chiluba, Bwalya, has passed on.

Bwalya died at Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital on Friday night when relatives rushed her to the Covid-19 Treatment and Isolation Centre.

Bwalya was earlier diagnosed with Covid-19 and was isolated and treated at home until last night.

The news of Bwalya’s passing was announced by her father, Mr. Ed Mwanza.

Bwalya’s mother and widow of Zambia’s Second President Dr. Frederick Chiluba, Regina, died in February 2017 after her battle with cancer.

And another son to Regina, Mando Mwanza died in September 2018.

May Her Soul Rest In Eternal Peace

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

27 Jan 2021, 10:00 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

47,622 Total Cases
672 Deaths
40,362 Recovered

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