Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary in charge of Technical Services Kennedy Malama says Zambia has in the last 24hrs recorded 247 new cases of Covid19 out of 970 tests conducted plus 4 deaths.
Dr. Malama says that 37 of those patients are on oxygen and three are on ventilators.
And Dr. Malama has also warned against individuals using drugs that should only be prescribed by health practitioners saying preventing the coronavirus can only be done by following the set health guidelines which include wearing a face mask, practicing social distancing, avoiding public gatherings among others.
Speaking during the covid19 update in Lusaka today, Dr. Malama said self-medication is dangerous adding that medicines should only be used when prescribed by health practitioners.
He added that the ministry has directed the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority to move in and ensure citizens are not self-prescribing drugs but that they should only be allowed to get drugs prescribed by a health practitioner.