Zambia Records Another 408 Cases Of COVID-19, Additional Deaths

 Zambia has recorded 408 new COVID cases out of 1611 tests in the last 24 hours, Mwebantu reports.

2 additional deaths have taken the total number of deaths to 151. 

Cumulative total number of cases now at 5963.

In a related news, The Zambian Government has suspended the issuance of all tourist visas until further notice, Lusaka Times reports.

This is according to a notice issued by the US Embassy and posted on its website.

Travelers arriving in Zambia without a visitor visa with plans to apply for a visitor visa upon arrival for non-essential purposes will not be permitted entry despite Zambian borders being officially open.

Entrance to Zambia through non-tourist visas or permits is subject to approval from the Ministry of Health following a health screening at the port of entry.

All travelers coming into Zambia will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.