GOVERNMENT, through the Ministry of Health, has indefinitely closed the Lusaka’s Chilenje First Level One Hospital for disinfection after two of its personnel tested positive to COVID-19.

No new patients and visitors are allowed until further notice, except maternity cases, according to a notice.

The two medical practitioners who have tested positive to COVID-19 had attended to the 19-year-old patient from Bauleni Compound who has since died.

According to Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya, the 19-year-old was rushed to the hospital as an attempted suicide case, before being swabbed and consequently found COVID-19 positive.