I have Tested Positive for Covid-19 – Minister of Communications and Broadcasting in Zambia Hon. Dora Siliya-Folotiya

Since the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak across the globe, many world leaders have contracted the disease.

Some of such leaders who have tested positive for the virus are ; UK prime minister Boris &Johnson, Israel’s health minister, Yaakov Litzman, Iranian vice President Masoumeh, Britain’s health secretary Matt Hans Hancock, Begona Gomez, the wife of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, The European Union’s chief negotiator for Brexit, Michel Barnier and Australia’s home affairs minister Peter Dutton.

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On Saturday, 23rd march,2020, the Member of Parliament for Petauke Central and the Minister of Communication and Broadcasting in Zambia Hon. Dora Siliya-Folotiya has announced that she has tested positive for the covid-19 virus.


In a video made by the Hon. Member of Parliament, she revealed that, even after taking all necessary precautions to prevent herself from contracting the virus but she it is unfortunate that she has contracted the disease.

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In the video, she said “Hello everyone, today is Saturday the 23rd of may,2020. As you’re all aware, in the last three months together with my colleagues I ha e been so much involved in the risk communication in the fight against the coronavirus. However, I regret to announce that even after taking all precautions, washing my face, and hand regularly, masking and observing social distancing as much possible. Yesterday, I did test positive for covud-19 and I immediately went into self isolates. I am asymptomatic, I don’t feel I’ll, I have no signs but I’m positive. I have alerted the Ministry of Health and given them the list of all my contacts within the past ten days.”





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