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Corona here to stay

A laboratory worker places a test tube containing a patient's sample into a box during coronavirus detection tests in the virology research labs at UZ Leuven university hospital in Leuven, Belgium, on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. China has kick-started a clinical trial to speedily test a drug for the novel coronavirus infection as the nation rushes therapies for those afflicted and scours for vaccines to protect the rest. Photographer: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg via Getty Images

PRISCILLA MWILA
Lusaka
SCIENTIFIC evidence has shown that coronavirus will remain prevalent in Zambia for a long time as the country discharges 105 COVID-19 patients and records 34 new cases.
According to Zambia National Public Health Institute director Victor Mukonka, the locally generated research indicates that the coronavirus situation may escalate further if citizens do not adhere to prescribed preventive measures.
Giving a routine update on COVID-19 yesterday, Professor Mukonka urged Zambians to always observe preventive measures like social distancing and regular washing of hands with water and soap.
“COVID-19 is with us for a long time to come. Our locally generated evidence, informed by our epidemiological data, indicates that the rising trend in the number of coronavirus cases will continue.
“The more we move in with interventions to look for cases, the more you will see numbers going up,” he said.
Prof Mukonka urged the public to work with Government in striking a balance between averting the pandemic and keeping economic wheels of the country running by consistently adhering to CLICK TO READ MORE


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