Zambia’s Information Minister tests positive for Coronavirus
Minister of Information and Broadcasting in Zambia, Dora Siliya on Saturday, May disclosed that she has tested positive for Coronavirus.
This disclosure was made by the Minister via her official Twitter page.
According to Dora Siliya, she went into self-isolation after revealing that she is asymptomatic (has not shown any symptom) and does not feel ill.
In a short video the minister shared on Twitter, Siliya said she tested positive despite taking all precautions such as masking, washing hands and keeping social distancing.
Siliya also urged citizens to stay calm and observe hygiene and social distancing measures.
She is the first Zambian senior official to make public her status.
Zambia has recorded 920 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and seven deaths.
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW:
I just thought I should share! pic.twitter.com/Bjvtt9cnuE
— Hon. Dora Siliya, MP (@Dora_Siliya) May 23, 2020
In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that the World Health Organisation has listed Nigeria and twelve other nations as high-risk African countries for Coronavirus.
The listed countries are namely Nigeria, Algeria, Angola, Ivory Coast, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia