I wish to confirm Zambia’s first 2 cases of COVID-19 -Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (centre) with his Sudanese counterpart attends the inauguration of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, Turkey on Monday, July 9,2018.

Fellow Citizens,

I wish to confirm Zambia’s first 2 cases of COVID-19. The patients are a Zambian couple that travelled to France with their two children for 10 days.

Our surveillance system was able to detect that they transited through high risk COVID-19 countries.

The couple has been isolated and receiving treatment in Chilanga.

I want to salute our gallant men and women carrying out surveillance at all points of entry and our hardworking health personnel.

I ask all members of the public not to panick. Report any suspected cases or symptoms to the nearest health facility.

[State House Press Office – Zambia]