Zambia’s Information Minister Dora Siliya has tested positive for coronavirus, state TV reported Saturday.
Zambia’s confirmed cases were approaching one thousand after the country widened its screening and testing.
The country had shut its border with Tanzania at Nakonde-Tunduma after recording more than seventy cases on a single day.
The landlocked state of 17 million never went into a lockdown but imposed restrictions which included closing bars, casinos and gyms and schools.
But two weeks ago, President Lungu allowed reopening of gyms and casinos but not bars, saying the country had to find a way of carrying on amidst the pandemic.