The government of Zambia has agreed that the country would not be under lockdown but that all citizens must strictly follow the health guidelines.

This was resolved during the 17th Cabinet Meeting, only for selected Cabinet ministers due to coronavirus. The meeting was chaired by President Edgar Lungu.

Cabinet also agreed that sensitization on coronavirus must be scaled. Cabinet observed that the numbers of positive cases have continued to rise because citizens have relaxed on wearing face masks, social distancing, washing hands and sanitizing. Cabinet called for all Zambians to be agents of change in the protection of lives.

Cabinet also agreed that the remaining school classes that have not re-opened, including colleges and universities, shall remain closed. Cabinet would assess how the pandemic evolves before a decision is made on re-opening schools.

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