…as Chancellor Angela Merkel extends nationwide lockdown
24.01.21 Berlin
As new covid-19 cases spiked in Germany, the leader of the largest economy in Europe and her government decided to extend the nationwide lockdown from 31st January to Valentine’s day.
This means all malls and most business houses and offices shall remain closed in order to reduce the fast spreading killer disease that has claimed 51,713 people in Germany, infected 2,1 million and on the bright side recorded about 1,8 million recoveries.
Accordingly, Zambia´s Ambassador to Germany H.E Anthony Mukwita reaffirmed his call to about 600 Zambians residing in Germany to observe the new rules and regulations by staying home until the Federal government announces fresh measures to either loosen or further tighten the lockdown.
“We have a wonderful Zambian community whose lives we cherish a lot and as an embassy we urge then to stay home and travel only if it is essential to avoid getting infected. Stay home and stay safe folks we love you too much,” Ambassador Mukwita said.
The Ambassador also urged Zambians returning to Germany to ensure they observed quarantine and testing regulations as more cases are recorded in Zambia more than ever before claiming a number of high-profile identities.
Ambassador Mukwita said apart from invaluable lives, the disease has destroyed the economies of many countries including that of Zambia.
On a positive note, the senior diplomat said “it is always dark before the sun rises and this too shall come to pass but we must remain cautiously safe.”
Caption: Ambassador Anthony Mukwita in a file picture.