Zambia VP Inonge Mutukwa tests positive for COVID-19

Zambia VP Inonge Mutukwa tests positive for COVID-19

Zambia’s vice president Inonge Mutukwa on Wednesday tested positive for the coronavirus.

The presidency said the condition of the 79-year-old is stable and she is in self isolation at home.

“The vice president has some mild symptoms that are being managed appropriately … She is in high spirits and working virtually …” the statement said.

In May, Zambia announced that the health minister Chitalu Chilufya had tested positive for the virus, but he has since recovered.

Two months later, 15 Zambian lawmakers tested positive for Covid-19.

Lawmakers were tested after two MPs died from the virus which led to a suspension of the assembly.

A total of 10,218 cases have been confirmed in Zambia, 269 deaths and 9,126 recoveries.