Three lawmakers test positive for COVID-19

July 16, 2020
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Zambian Government has announced that three lawmakers have tested positive for COVID-19 at the country’s National Assembly, NAN reports.

The Clerk of the National Assembly, Cecilia Mbewe, made this known in a statement on Thursday, adding that the three lawmakers were among 16 other staff and non-staff members who tested positive during testing conducted at the testing centre situated within the National Assembly premises.

According to her, this brings the total number of lawmakers who tested positive to 19.

She also said that the National Assembly will continue to operate under strict guidelines as recommended by the Ministry of Health in order to manage the current situation and prevent the further spread of the virus.

“The Assembly is implementing COVID-19 preventive measures with the sitting arrangement having been changed to ensure social distancing while members of the public are not being allowed to attend parliamentary sessions,” she added.

The country currently has 2,283 cases of the virus with 84 deaths recorded.

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