In the last 24 hours, Zambia has recorded 181 new cases of COVID-19 out of 1,608 tests done, 8 deaths and 120 recoveries.
This brings cumulative number of cases to 13,720 out of 132,642 tests , 12,380 recoveries 320 deaths.
Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya has said that the decision to reopen schools, higher learning institutions, and partial operation of bars and nightclubs was due to a reduced number of recorded positive cases in the recent past.
Chilubi Constituency Member of Parliament Mulenga Fube has hailed President Edgar Lungu for the decision to re-open schools.
Mr. Fube noted that the decision to allow pupils to resume learning under the new normal, will save girls especially in rural areas like Chilubi from social threats such as teenage pregnancy and early marriages.
He says a number of girls had already fallen prey to the vices as a result of having been away from school for a long time.