By CHILA NAMAIKO –
HEALTH Minister Chitalu Chilufya has said Zambia has handled 24 alerts on people suspected to have coronavirus (COVID-19) and they have all been negative.
Dr Chilufya said no case of the coronavirus had been in the country because all the 24 alerts of individuals in suspected cases of the epidemic which had been investigated by the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) to date were negative.
Dr Chilufya told Parliament that the country had no record of coronavirus outbreak contrary to some media reports.
He said the individuals investigated by health authorities were Zambians, Chinese and other foreigners coming from countries of the outbreak.