Lusaka City Council (LCC) has certified 410 public gatherings in the last two weeks. And LCC has disinfected 1,264 public places since the COVID-19 pandemic was reported in Zambia.
Out of the 410 certified public gatherings, 62 are churches, 126 are weddings and 149 are restaurants. Others are 12 gymnasiums and 61 casinos all dotted around the city.
The certification of public gatherings was embarked on following the pronouncement by the Republican President, Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, in his national address on 8th May, 2020 that churches, restaurants, gymnasiums, casinos and cinemas may start operating normally subject to certification and adherence to public health guidelines.
LCC is therefore appealing to those who may have opened their businesses which fall in the above stated business line to make sure that they obtain certifications.
And LCC has disinfected 1,264 public places in the city. The disinfected public places include 86 markets, 854 trucks, 57 international buses and 250 rooms at the University of Zambia. Others are six bus stations, six police posts and five public offices.
Other COVID-19 prevention activities that the Council has been conducting during the period under review are provision of hand washing facilities to markets, bus stations and other public places, monitoring and enforcing Laws and Regulations including the Statutory Instrument No. 22 of 2020 and involvement in the burial of bodies of people who died of covid-19.
Other activities are provision of health education and communication in communities, solid waste management and certification and inspection of public places for compliance with public health guidelines.
The local authority wishes to thank its partners who have been supplementing its efforts in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 and hopes that the same spirit will continue until the war is won. Together we can.
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