Republican President Edgar Lungu, has emphasized that it is still mandatory that all citizens must wear masks, maintain social distancing, avoid shaking hands, and wash hands frequently with soap.

President Lungu, notes that there is a new wave of coronavirus pandemic which seems to be on the horizon hence all citizens must abide by the health guidelines put in place by experts.

The Head of State observes that the poor adherence to prescribed public health measures has contributed to the sudden increase and geographical spread in the country in the last two weeks.

He has noted with great concern a generalised spread of coronavirus in Northwestern; Muchinga; Copperbelt; Central: Lusaka and Southern provinces which are mostly affected.

President Lungu is concerned that there is a laxity towards coronavirus guidelines by people patronising bars, musical concerts and other social gatherings.