HEALTH authorities in Southern Province are having difficulties tracing contacts to 93 persons who tested positive after attending the UPND rally in Bweengwa Constituency last week, a source from the Ministry of Health in Monze has disclosed.

Meanwhile Monze Diocese Catholic Bishop, Moses Hamungole who tested positive for Covid-19 last Saturday has been transferred to Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital in Lusaka.

Bishop Moses Hamungole and President Egar Lungu during the handing over ceremony of the Five-hectare piece of land Saturday, July 4, 2020

The 93 positive patients are part of a combined total of 170 persons of Livingstone, Kafue, Namwala, Choma and Mazabuka from the 652 news cases as announced by Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya yesterday.

The 93 who tested positive to COVID-19 in Southern region disclosed that they had all been been invited to attend the UPND rally in Bweengwa addressed by Mazabuka Central Area Member of Parliament, Gary Nkombo, Monze Central Area Member of Parliament Jack Mwimbu and Bweengwa Area Member of Parliament Michelo Kasauta.

The Ministry of Health and the Zambia and Zambia National Public Health Institute have warned of more devastating effects if Zambians do not adhere to health guidelines against mass gatherings.

And Republican President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has warned that COVID-19 is real and the country’s number one enemy.

And in a Facebook posting this morning, President Lungu bemoaned that lives of loved ones are being lost to COVID-19.

“I ask you to play your part in stopping the spread of the second wave of COVID-19. Protect yourself and those you love,” said President Lungu.

And Bishop Moses Hamungole described his condition as stable and is confident that he will pull through the Covid-19 attack.