Front-line personnel are praised for their dedication to their jobs.

The Ministry of Health has praised frontline workers around the country for remaining dedicated to their jobs in the face of COVID-19.

Kennedy Malama, Permanent Secretary for Technical Services at the Ministry of Health, remarked that frontline personnel have demonstrated devotion and diligence to duty, assisting the country in receiving positive global recognition in the fight against the coronavirus.

He went on to say that frontline workers should take care of their mental health and seek support whenever they confront difficulties.

“We encourage each and every member of the response team to take this opportunity provided by the positive outlook of the COVID-19 situation, to reflect and re-energize, while taking care of their mental, physical and social wellbeing,” said Dr Malama.

He, however, announced that in the last 24 hours 183 new COVID-19 cases were recorded out of 6,196 tests conducted, bringing the cumulative number of cases recorded to date to 206,705.

Dr Malama explained that 13 new COVID-19 admissions were recorded across the country, with the majority recorded on the Copperbelt.

‘’We discharged 280 patients in both community and isolation facilities bringing the cumulative number of recoveries to 201,507,’’ he explained.

Dr Malama further announced that three new COVID-19 related deaths were recorded, bringing the cumulative number of deaths to now stand at 33,608.

Meanwhile, Dr. Malama disclosed that 588,857 doses of vaccines have been utilized since the COVID-19 vaccination campaign was launched in April 2021.

‘’Our target is to have 10 percent of the eligible population fully vaccinated by the end of September, 2021 as stated earlier,’’ he said.

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