Zambia normalizes working arrangements in public service due to drop in COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua| 2021-04-08 23:51:36|Editor: huaxia
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LUSAKA, April 8 (Xinhua) -- The Zambian government said Thursday that it has decided to have working arrangements in the public service normalized due to the current reduced COVID-19 trend.

Minister of Health Jonas Chanda said this will be done with a strong emphasis on adherence to prescribed public health measures to avert a surge in cases.

"However, it is emphasized that adherence to the prescribed public health measures remains key in ensuring we do not get a preventable surge in line with the new normal," he said during a COVID-19 update press briefing.

He said the advice given to the public service on strict adherence to preventive measures should be applied to the private sector as well as providers of public service.

Meanwhile, the country recorded 206 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours out of 6,016 tests done. This represents a 3 percent positivity and brings the cumulative cases to 89,592.

The country discharged 37 patients during the same period, bringing the total recoveries to 85,446 while one person died bringing the total deaths to 1,225. Enditem