JACKSON MAPAPAYI writes
THE cases of COVID-19 in North-western province have risen to 435 since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Solwezi, the provincial capital, has the highest number of cases at 265 cases as of yesterday.
North-western province Minister, Nathaniel Mubukwanu, said the rising numbers were alarming and that it was entirely upon every individual to adhere to the health guidelines.
‘’It is therefore my appeal to all the people of North-western province to ensure that they protect themselves from the pandemic by following the health guidelines put in place by the ministry of Health,’’ he said.
Mr Mubukwanu said it was not a guarantee that one could survive simply because their relative or neighbour recovered from the pandemic.
‘’The luck of your friend may not manifest into your luck as well. So I want to once again appeal to the people that in whatever they do, they observe those health guidelines,’’ he emphasized.
The Minister however applauded various stakeholders for helping Government fight the spread of the pandemic.
He said government alone could not manage to curb the spread of the pandemic.