Government has opened a Covid-19 testing laboratory in Chipata District. Eastern Province Minister Hon. Makebi Zulu said the province has become the first region to open a Covid-19 testing laboratory outside the line of rail.
Hon. Zulu said Chipata District Hospital has been designated as testing site for Covid-19. He said the province had so far received 360 cartridges adding that those that will be running the lab were trained last Friday and over the weekend.
Hon. Zulu said the good thing about having the lab is that the province will not be waiting for Lusaka to process the results which normally takes a lot of time.
He was speaking when he received 5,000 masks from Chipata Muslim Association at his office this morning. Chipata Muslim Association Covid-19 taskforce chairperson Younus Suleman said the association will continue supplementing government in the fight and prevention of Covid-19.
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