Zambia’s Information Minister tests positive for COVID-19

Hon. Dora Siliya. Zambia Minister for Information and Broadcasting Services, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Siliya who made this known in a video she shared on Saturday said she has since gone into self-isolation.

The Minister who is also the Chief Government Spokesperson said although she had taken precautions earlier, she was still confirmed positive on Saturday.

“In the last three months, I have been very involved in risk communication in the fight against coronavirus.

”However, I regret to announce that even after taking all precautions like washing my face, hand, masking and observing social distancing as much as possible, yesterday I tested positive for COVID-19.

“I immediately went into self-isolation as I am asymptomatic. I have alerted the Ministry of Health and I also gave them all my contacts especially in the last 10 days.”

She, therefore, urged Zambians to remain calm, work with health professionals and observe social distancing.

Siliya further advised everyone to remove their mask with care to avoid self contamination.

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