Zambia records first coronavirus death

Thursday 1441/8/9 - 2020/04/02
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LUSAKA, April 02, 2020, SPA -- Zambia has recorded its first death from coronavirus, and the number of confirmed cases has risen by three to 39, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Thursday, according to Reuters.
"The same patient had an underlying chronic respiratory disorder and a history of travel to South Africa and contact with some cohorts who travelled to high-risk countries prior to his admission," Chilufya said at a news conference.
Chilufya said the three new cases registered in the southern African country had all got the virus from people who had travelled abroad.
Africa has now registered almost 6,000 cases of coronavirus and more than 200 deaths.
14:56 LOCAL TIME 11:56 GMT