GOVERNMENT will not lock down the country in view of the increased cases of COVID-19 cases and deaths because it can have serious effects on the economy.
President Edgar Lungu says the coronavirus pandemic has continued to pose a serious challenge to the country’s development path because it has exerted unexpected pressure on a number of sectors of the economy and the national treasury.
The head of State was speaking at State House yesterday when he received a quarterly progress report from members of the economic diversification and job creation cluster.
Members of the cluster are ministers of Tourism Ronald Chitotela, Agriculture Michael Katambo, and Mines Richard Musukwa. CLICK TO READ MORE