Zambian Health Minister, Chitalu Chilufya, has confirmed the country’s first death case to Coronavirus on Thursday as number of infected persons increased to 39.
The victim was said to have returned from a trip to South Africa where he made contacts with people who had travelled to high-risk countries despite suffering a chronic respiratory condition.
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Chilufya further confirmed that three new registered cases of the virus were from people who had abroad travel records.
Like many other African countries, Zambia currently suffers from heavy debts incurred prior to the virus outbreak and are among countries in the continent seeking debt relief and support from the IMF, World Bank and EU.
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