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Zambia vice president tests positive for COVID-19

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Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.

Zambia’s vice president Inonge Mutukwa has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The presidency said in a statement that her condition was stable and she was in self isolation at home.

“The vice president has some mild symptoms that are being managed appropriately … She is in high spirits and working virtually …” the statement said.

President Edgar Lungu  said in a tweet that “I have wished Her Honour the Republican Vice President Mrs Inonge Mutukwa Wina a quick recovery after she tested positive for Covid-19 following a positive result of her daughter with whom she stays with.”

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President, Edgar Lungu, has been gradually easing lockdown restrictions in the country by opening up a number of sectors that were closed, as a way of getting the economy back on it’s feet.

All restaurant owners have resumed operation while all international airports are also open to boost foreign tourism.

Latest COVID 19 figures show Zambia having beyond 8,000 cases and around 200 related deaths, with over 6, 000, recoveries, as of early August.


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