COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia

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COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationZambia
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseLusaka
Arrival date18 March 2020
(6 months, 3 weeks and 6 days)
Confirmed cases5,249 (as of 29 July)[1]
Active cases1,818 (as of 29 July)
Recovered3,285 (as of 29 July)[2]
Deaths
146 (as of 29 July)

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Zambia in March 2020.

As of 17 March, the government had shut all educational institutions and put in place some restrictions on foreign travel.[3]

Zambia reported its first 2 cases of COVID-19 in Lusaka on 18 March. The patients were a couple that had travelled to France on holiday.[4] A third case was recorded on 22 March. The patient was a man who had travelled to Pakistan.[5]

On March 25, President Edgar Lungu confirmed a total of 12 cases during a live national address.[6]

Zambia recorded its first death on 2 April.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Worldometers - Zambia Coronavirus Tracker". Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  2. "Zambia has registered 324 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 deaths". zambianobserver.com. 7 July 2020. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  3. "Government shuts all schools to prevent COVID-19 outbreak". News Diggers. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 2020-03-17.
  4. "Zambia Confirms 2 Covid-19 cases". News Diggers. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  5. "Zambia confirms third coronavirus case". News Diggers. 22 March 2020. Retrieved 2020-03-22.
  6. "Lungu's full address: Zambia confirms 12 COVID-19 cases as lock down looms". News Diggers. 25 March 2020. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  7. "Ministry of Health Zambia". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2020-04-02.