Covid-19 in Zambia

St Francis Hospital partner MSG received the following message from Namushi Kalumbi, a nurse training in Malawi, supported by MSG.

“Good afternoon from Zambia

I’m glad to hear from you and also to learn that you are doing fine.
We now have 22 confirmed case in Zambia, and no mortality for now. All the cases are stable. The government is taking strict measures to control movements…no cross border, we are advised not to shake hands, social distance of 2m is advised when necessary, children and play only within the home environment, in markets, hand washing facilities are all over, some for pay and some for free when entering shops, some health facilities have been put in place for quarantine of confirmed cases, and there is money set aside in mitigating the situation, otherwise those who have travelled are encouraged to do self quarantine until 14days.
Preventive messages are coming through all TV stations and radios to improve awareness, churches have shut down, from tomorrow, the pastor will provide sermons on internet and social media (group charts) for families to follow. We hope for the best and the Lord’s help in this situation. Here, no major exams have been counselled probably because exams are taken mostly at the end of the year
In Malawi all the suspected cases tested negative with no confirmed case.
I have been following the situation in the US particularly new York city, in Italy and other countries where 700- 900 deaths per day have been reported and how even doctors and nurses are dying in the process of care…the situation is disheartening!
We pray that God hastens His intervention otherwise there is fear in the hearts of men.
Hope to keep connected. May the Lord keep you safe.
Kind regards to the entire MSG board. Namushi.”
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