Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya has announced that 15 members of Parliament have tested positive for covid19.

Dr. Chilufya says this follows the mass testing at the National Assembly clinic earlier this week saying that all the affected members of parliament have been contacted and placed in isolation.

Speaking during the Covid19 update in Lusaka today, Dr. Chilufya further revealed that in the last 24hrs Zambia has recorded 154 new cases of Covid19 with 2 deaths and 253 patients discharged.

And Dr Chilufya has expressed disappointment with members of the public that continue patronizing drinking spots and disregard wearing of masks, despite the escalated status of the outbreak.

Dr Chilufya has made a clarion call to all Zambians to adhere to the Covid19 health guidelines to stop the further spread of the pandemic.