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Zambian health minister tests positive for COVID-19

Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of Zambia

Zambia’s health minister has tested positive for coronavirus, it was announced Wednesday, days after Information Minister Dora Siliya contracted the virus.

Cabinet secretary Dr. Simon Miti in a news conference, which was broadcast live on the Ministry of Health’s official Facebook page, said Chitalu Chilufya is currently in self-isolation.

Zambia recorded 208 new COVID-19 cases out of 903 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the ministry said in a statement. In total, it added, the African nation has registered 1,057 infections along with seven virus-linked deaths and 779 recoveries.

Zambia is a landlocked country of rugged terrain and diverse wildlife, with many parks and safari areas.

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