Zambian Aviation: Zambia International Airports To Reopen

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Zambian Aviation: Zambia International Airports To Reopen

President Edgar Lungu has directed the immediate reopening of international airports that were closed due to the COVID19 pandemic.

Addressing the nation today, President Lungu said he was hopeful that the reopening of airports that were closed will reinvigorate the economy and steer growth.

The Zambia International airports that were closed include Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula in Livingstone, Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe in Ndola and Mfuwe.

“In the tourism sector as i stated in the last address, we also have to get back to work. I, therefore, announce the reopening of all international airports which were closed, immediately. Let me direct the Minister of Communication and Transport, the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Home Affairs and the Minister of Tourism to work together in ensuring stringent health guidelines such as (a) screening; (b) testing passengers with symptoms; (0) masking; (d) social distancing ;(e) frequent washing of hands, and (f) follow-up on passengers who test positive and sending them into quarantine until they test negative. The reopening of all international airports will trigger the recovery of the tourism sector not only in Livingstone but the country at large. We have to get back to work fully under the new normal,” President Lungu said.

He said the government has been advised by health experts that Coronavirus thrives in extreme cold weather conditions like the current one.

“We have learnt that a number of countries in Asia where COVID-19 was first reported have experienced resurgence in cases after restrictions were eased despite an initial aggressive approach to slowing the progress of covid-19, having been successful,” President Lungu said.



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