Zambia has recorded 408 new COVID cases out of 1611 tests in the last 24 hours, Mwebantu reports.
UPDATE: #Zambia in the last 24 hours recorded 408 new #COVID-19 cases out of 1,611 tests. Cumulative total now stands at 5,963 cases with 151 deaths. pic.twitter.com/FPoYjvEG4R
— Mwebantu (@Mwebantu) July 31, 2020
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.