FORMER Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya has advised government to find a way of allowing the country’s economic activities to progress without putting people’s lives at risk. In an interview, Friday, Dr Chiliufya bemoaned the low COVID-19 vaccine coverage and further urged government to have an accurate balance between public health safety and economic reconstruction. “Omicron is a variant of concern, let us leverage the knowledge that we possess today. We know that COVID is a public health concern capable of disrupting our livelihoods and our economic reconstruction programme. We must therefore have a very accurate balance between public health safety and economic reconstruction. As we mitigate through various measures, we must find that fine point where we allow economic…...

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