According to Kennedy Malama, Permanent Secretary for Technical Services at the Ministry of Health, the technical committee of Permanent Secretaries will meet today to assess submissions from various sectors on the progress made in combating COVID-19.
Dr Malama stated in a statement issued today in Lusaka that recommendations for decision making will also be made.
He stated that the government is aware that many businesses have been badly impacted by the different measures that were put in place while cautiously balancing saving lives and allowing the wheels of the economy to turn.
Dr Malama stated that joint monitoring and surveillance efforts in learning institutions have been ramped up with the remaining grades in pre- school, primary schools, secondary schools and all universities, colleges and other institutions of higher learning scheduled to open on 23rd August, 2021.
“We are delighted that for the grades which opened earlier, there have been no adverse incidents reported and we are confident that even as other grades open, the learning environment will continue to be conducive,” he said.
The Permanent Secretary stressed that what is key for all learning institutions is to ensure heightened adherence to the public health and social measures.
“We have continued through the multi-sectoral teams to strengthen our risk communication and infection, prevention and control compliance monitoring and enforcement,” he stated.
Dr. Malama has since urged members of the public to support the multi-sectoral teams as they execute their tasks.