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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Zambia

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Zambia
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationZambia
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseLusaka
Arrival date18 March 2020
(2 weeks and 2 days)
Confirmed cases39[1]
Recovered1
Deaths
1

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Zambia in March 2020.

Timeline

As of 17 March, the government had shut all educational institutions and put in place some restrictions on foreign travel.[2]

Zambia reported its first 2 cases of COVID-19 on 18 March. The patients were a couple that had travelled to France on holiday.[3]

A third case was recorded on 22 March. The patient was a man who had travelled to Pakistan.[4]

On March 25, President Edgar Lungu Confirmed a total of 12 cases during a live national address.[5]

Zambia recorded its first death on 2 April.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Coronavirus Update (Live): 559,103 Cases and 25,278 Deaths from COVID-19 Virus Outbreak - Worldometer". www.worldometers.info. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Government shuts all schools to prevent COVID-19 outbreak". News Diggers. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Zambia Confirms 2 Covid-19 cases". News Diggers. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Zambia confirms third coronavirus case". News Diggers. 22 March 2020. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Lungu's full address: Zambia confirms 12 COVID-19 cases as lock down looms". News Diggers. 25 March 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Ministry of Health Zambia". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
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