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CORONAVIRUS: MOH SAYS NO TO SELF-PRESCRIBTIVE DRUGS

As COVID-19 cases races towards the eight thousand mark, the Ministry of Health has advised citizens to do away with self-prescriptive drugs such as hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin and Vitamin C.

Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya who was giving the COVID-19 update on Friday refuted reports that these drugs can cure the virus and encouraged everyone to only take only take them up at a health practitioner’s advice.

The minister said elderly citizens, patients with symptoms and those with respiratory problems are given priority when it comes to testing for the coronavirus.

Dr Chilufya advised the public to stay away from bodies of people who have died from the pandemic.

He said 478 patients have been discharged in the last 24 hours and one death has been recorded from Levy Mwanawasa Isolation Center, bringing the total deaths to 200.

The minister added that 275 new cases have been recorded out of 2,034 tests, with 69 patients admitted at isolation centres, 31 of whom are on oxygen and five are in intensive care unit.

He further said 10-15 patients who are admitted daily require oxygen support as they presented themselves with severe symptoms.

And Professor Llyod Mulenga, the national director for infectious diseases repeated government’s call for citizens to report themselves should they exhibit early symptoms. The country now has 7,486 cases since the virus outbreak.

And Professor Llyod Mulenga, the national director for infectious diseases repeated government’s call for citizens to report themselves should they exhibit early symptoms.

The country now has 7,486 cases since the virus outbreak. 

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