Zambian Vice President Down With Coronavirus
20 August 2020
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Zambia’s 79-year-old vice president Inonge Mutukwa tested positive for coronavirus

Zambia’s vice president Inonge Mutukwa on Wednesday tested positive for the coronavirus, the presidency said in a statement, which also said her condition was stable and she was in self-isolation at home.

“The vice president has some mild symptoms that are being managed appropriately … She is in high spirits and working virtually …” the statement said.

This comes at a time when Zambia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday surpassed the 10,000 mark, signifying the continued surge in cases

According to figures released by the health ministry, the country recorded 237 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative cases to 10,218.

In May, Zambia announced that the health minister Chitalu Chilufya had tested positive for the virus, but he has since recovered.

Two months later, 15 Zambian lawmakers tested positive for Covid-19.