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Airtel, CB office boost COVID sanitisation

PRISCILLA MWILA, Lusaka

AIRTEL Zambia has partnered with the Copperbelt provincial office to distribute COVID-19 fliers to bus operators and market traders in Ndola and Kitwe on the need to observe the five golden rules. The five golden rules are washing hands with soap or sanitising regularly, masking up in public, avoiding crowded places, staying at home and seeking health services when unwell. The Ministry of Health has also added vaccination as part of the golden rules. Airtel Zambia managing director Apoorva Mehrotra says it is everyone’s responsibility to be a brother’s keeper in the fight against the global pandemic. Mr Mehrotra said the mobile service provider will work with the Ministry of Health, Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) and the United States-funded John Snow Institute (JSI) to print over 10,000 informational fliers on coronavirus. He said this during the distribution exercise on the Copperbelt. This is contained in a statement issued by Airtel head of corporate communications Yuyo Nachali-Kambikambi. “The printed 10,000 informational fliers will be distributed to the bus conductors and drivers as well as marketeers. “We recognise that Zambia, like the rest of the world, has faced and continues to encounter unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19,” he said. Mr Mehrotra said the disease has impacted negatively on CLICK TO READ MORE


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