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On March 23, 2020, during an interview at Texila American University in Lusaka, Zambia, Brigadier General Dr. Simapuka, also a public health specialist, called on Zambians to be proactive in the fight against coronavirus.
Dr. Simapuka says coronavirus can infect anyone regardless of race or ethnicity, emphasizing that any human being is at risk. Zambians should be alert and not fall prey to rumors.
He added that the most at risk are people older than 65 years and younger than five years because their immunity is weak.
Dr. Simapuka also advised that whoever had symptoms of the virus should not panic but seek medical attention even though there is no proven medication for the coronavirus. Adding to that, treatment is palliative that means one needs to take care of the symptoms with pain killers and herbal remedies.
He also suggested that people with symptoms should self-isolate and take home remedies such as lemons and oranges, ginger, and mint.
This article was originally published on Zambian Eye!