In view of the escalating cholera situation, President Hakainde Hichilema has cut short his holiday and returned to Lusaka.
Hichilema stated this was to provide more direct and frontline leadership in the fight against the outbreak.
On his official Facebook page, the Head of State writes: “In view of the escalating Cholera situation, we are cutting short our holiday and return to Lusaka to provide more direct and frontline leadership in the fight against the outbreak.”
Earlier on Monday, government announced the revision in the opening dates of all the Technical Education, Vocational and Enterprenuership Training (TEVET) institutions from January 15, to January 29, 2024.
The decision followed the surge in Cholera Cases in the country which stood at 5,462 cases with 222 deaths recorded countrywide as of Sunday, 7, 2024.
The Ministry of Technology and Science made the announcement in a statement issued in Lusaka on Monday.
“The Ministry of Technology and Science has been following the recent unfortunate developments and announcements on the raising numbers of cholera cases and deaths recorded in the country,” reads the statement.
On Sunday, Lusaka Province recorded the highest deaths with 26 people dying out of the 27 which the country recorded.
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