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Zambian Parliament forced to retire after Covid-19 kills MP


Zambian’s Parliament has been forced to adjourn after a legislator, Mr. Rogers Mwewa, not long ago, died from coronavirus.

The Legislator from the North of the country fell ill and had tested positive for Covid-19. He passed on and was buried on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. However, the country’s Vice President, Inonge Wina, declared that the surge cases of Covid-19 have resulted in the adjournment of the house.

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Ms. Wina bewailed rising cases of the virus in spite of the measures put in place to fight its spread.

The Vice President together with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Patrick Matibini, will lead other MPs in a mass testing exercise at Parliament Building clinic in Lusaka on Wednesday.

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Zambia’s Covid-19 cases are known reported in urban areas, but the fear is that the disease might spread to rural localities. The cases have increased the past few weeks with 108 deaths recorded so far.

As a result of the pandemic, the country’s economy has been unease as President Edgar Lungu sought China for ‘debt relief and cancellation’.

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