The Ministry of Health has assured frontline health workers that incentives are on the way and will be released soon.
Speaking at Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital COVID-19 Isolation Center on Saturday, Health Minister, Dr Chitalu Chilufya did not specify what type of incentives will be dished out but said he will follow up the matter.
Dr Chilufya said he will ensure that health workers are given priority when testing for coronavirus and provide them with adequate personal protective equipment.
He also commended health workers for their hard work and diligence in fighting the pandemic.
Dr Chilufya announced three more deaths that the country has recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the death tally to 203.
He said the country has recorded 416 new cases out of 1,003 tests done, sending the total number of cases to 7,098.
Dr Chilufya said six patients have been discharged while 79 are admitted at isolation centers, with 26 on oxygen support and six in the intensive care unit.
The minister said cases will likely increase by mid-August due to cold weather, but if citizens commit to mandatory wearing of masks cases may reduce.
He further said government is concerned about low compliance levels of COVID-19 guidelines by citizens and advised that employers must ensure that workplaces follow health guidelines strictly.
On 02 April 2020, President Edgar Lungu promised to give health workers incentives as they fight the virus.

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