By Brian Mwale-A Covid-19 survivor has called on Zambians to rise above political and religious affiliation to fight the pandemic, which has continued to claim lives.
Felix Mpundu a resident of Lusaka’s Ranchdale area who was on Oxygen for almost three weeks at the Levy Mwanawasa Isolation Centre says Covid-19 is real and needs the support of everyone if it is to be conquered.
He has called for enhanced sensitisation and awareness among the public because Covid-19 has no known vaccine or cure.
Mr. Mpundu told ZNBC News in Lusaka that despite health workers at the Levy Mwanawasa Covid-19 isolation centre working hard and caring for patients, he does not want any other person to suffer from the disease because the experience and pain is too much.
He has further advised Zambians to follow health guidelines such as masking up, observing social distance and completely avoiding unnecessary movements to lessen the pressure on health workers.
And Mr. Mpundu’s wife, Tandwa has called for an end to stigma against Covid-19 survivors and their contacts because the pandemic itself is stressful.
Mrs. Mpundu says Zambians should instead offer more support and comfort to Covid-19 patients and their contacts if they are to come out and share their experiences which she says is key in contact tracing.