Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya has dispelled rumours that government will conduct a spraying exercise in town tomorrow therefore restricting movements of buses.

There is panic among some Lusaka residents who are convinced that movements in the city will be restricted tomorrow because government intends to spray some disinfectants in town.

But at a briefing today, Dr Chilufya said; “There are rumours like ‘there will be aerial spraying therefore there will be a shutdown, people should stay indoors and all those things circulating on social media’ that should be condemned and should not be allowed to derail the response and disrupt business. If there are any measures we will put in place, we will announce them ourselves. The only measures are what we have just announced. We have been inundated by too many rumours.”

Dr Chilufya announced that government had imposed a curfew on Kanyama compound to be in effect for seven days.

Kanyama residents are expected to be indoors by 18:00 hours during this time.

Meanwhile, his local government counterpart Vincent Mwale also announced that bars were only allowed to operate from 11:00 hours to 19:00 hours.