Zambia has recorded 1,619 cases of COVID 19.
This is out of 6,485 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Technical services KENNEDY MALAMA says Government is concerned that Eastern province has continued to record high cases of COVID 19.
Speaking during the Covid-19 Daily Update, Dr. MALAMA noted that Lusaka has shown improvement in terms of the trend in infections.
He also announced that in the last 24hours, the country recorded 67 new deaths.
Dr MALAMA said Government is concerned that some patients are being brought to health centers when their conditions have already worsened.
The Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Technical services further said there is need for the public to be wearing facemasks correctly and not below their necks but ensure the nose and mouth are covered.
Dr. MALAMA also disclosed that 25 business houses which includes bars were last night closed for failure to comply with Covid 19 health guidelines.