Filter for Zambia Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-06-08 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Colleges and universities to re-open on Monday for final year students
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Government on 1st June, reopened schools for examination classes at primary and secondary level.
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Examination classes at primary and secondary levels to reopen on 1st June and adhere to public health regulations
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Zambia will begin opening schools on the 1st of June, starting with primary and secondary school examination classes only, on condition that schools enforce all public health guidelines, regulations and certification.
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2020-06-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Government is procuring 1.3 million masks for learners as classes resume on 1st June, 2020.
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2020-05-15 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Zambia reopened its Nakonde border with Tanzania on Friday for cargo after a five-day closure
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2020-05-11 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
There will be a suspension of public road and railway passenger transport to and from Nakonde, which is now deemed the epicentre of the virus.
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2020-05-11 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Nakonde Boarder to temporarily close tomorrow Monday May 11, 2020 (This is the border to Tanzania)
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2020-05-08 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Restaurants can revert to their normal operations while observing public health regulations
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2020-05-08 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Casinos, gyms & cinemas have been reopened and asked to observe public health regulations
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2020-04-24 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Barbershops and salons may continure to operate with strict adherence to social distance and regular sanitising and hand washing.
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2020-04-24 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Sporting activities such as gold and tennis, which do not involve physical contact between players where the sport is played in an non-crowded space, can begin to be played but bars in those presmises will remain closed.
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2020-04-24 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Places of worship may congregate while observing social distancing, mandatory face masks and sanitising and hand washing guidelines.
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2020-04-21 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Number of measures are being taken to ensure safety of health workers: retraining all health workers in IPC practices; Assignment of a dedicated senior staff member to enforce compliance to IPC measure; Increasing the buffer stock of personal protective equipment (PPE); Thorough and regular decontamination of all surfaces.
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2020-04-13 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Ministries of General Education and Information and Broadcasting Services, have launched a television channel to provide education services during the closure of schools as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus
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2020-03-26 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All non-essential travel to other countries is prohibited.
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2020-03-26 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All authorities that have been granted hitherto for travel abroad are hereby revoked. Fresh approval should be sought for essential travel abroad only
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2020-03-26 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Non-essential travel outside the district boundaries is also cancelled
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Returning employees in the Public Service from the affected countries shall be quarantined for a period of not less than fourteen (14) days;
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: General recommendations
All institutions to provide sanitising facilities for their staff and visitors as well as maintaining good hygiene practices in the work environment
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: General recommendations
All employees are required to ensure that they strictly observe the preventive measures as prescribed by the Ministry of Health to protect themselves and others from contracting the COVID-19
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2020-03-26 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Discretionary travel to places such as shopping malls or social visits should be minimized
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2020-03-26 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Conferences, meetings and workshops involving large groups of people should not be held until further notice
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
All Provincial and District Epidemic Preparedness and Response Committees are hereby activated and should be fully supported
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2020-03-26 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Institutions should take measures to ensure that there is no crowding at the service points or work stations
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Supervising officers should ensure: adherence to the safety and health measures in the workplace; medical attention is sought immediately for any employee observed to be displaying symptoms of COVID-19 in the work place; and an employee who feels sick or has a member of the household who has tested positive for COVID-19 to stay at home.
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2020-03-20 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
All schools, colleges and universities to be closed.
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2020-03-17 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
A restriction has been imposed on all foreign travel, with the public being advised to reschedule all avoidable travel.
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Mandatory screening and quarantine of international travelers including air travel passengers, truckers, bus operators, and passengers at 2 points of entry, bus stations and other check points from high-risk areas for a minimum period of 14 days shall be issued.
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: General recommendations
All public places including shopping malls, markets and other trading places, restaurants, bars, bus stations, places of worship, schools, offices, and other congregate settings are mandated to ensure cleaning of surroundings and proper management of waste. Further, the public places MUST provide adequate and accessible facilities for hand hygiene and sanitation, failure to which they risk being closed.
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Mandatory screening and quarantine of international travelers including air travel passengers, truckers, bus operators, and passengers at 2 points of entry, bus stations and other check points from high-risk areas for a minimum period of 14 days shall be issued.
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: General recommendations
All public places including shopping malls, markets and other trading places, restaurants, bars, bus stations, places of worship, schools, offices, and other congregate settings are mandated to ensure cleaning of surroundings and proper management of waste. Further, the public places MUST provide adequate and accessible facilities for hand hygiene and sanitation, failure to which they risk being closed.
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2020-03-17 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Restrictions on all public mass gathering and social distancing is mandated to prevent infections. Organisations within country have been requested to reschedule public events or use technology to advance their agenda.
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2020-02-24 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
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