Chipata District Commissioner Kalunga Zulu has bemoaned the abuse of a local beer commonly known as “Kachasu which locals are using as a preventive measure of the covid19 pandemic.

Mr. Zulu said that Some people in Chipata district of eastern province are allegedly purchasing in bulk to consume as a preventive measure against coronavirus.

Mr Zulu said some unscrupulous people have taken advantage of the prevailing situation to misinform the community in townships that Kachasu can cure COVID-19 or rather prevent it.

He said that Kachasu does not in any way cure the Coronavirus and advised the people of Mchini and Magazine as well as the district to follow the simple guidelines that have been given by the ministry of health.

Mr. Zulu said that no alcoholic beverage can help in the prevention of the virus.