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Zambia Suspends Election Rallies as Covid-19 Cases Surge

Zambia’s electoral body suspended campaign rallies before an Aug. 12 election, as daily new confirmed coronavirus cases surged in the southern African nation.

Political parties should use alternative methods of campaigning that avoid crowds, Electoral Commission of Zambia Chief Electoral Officer Kryticous Nshindano said Thursday in comments broadcast on privately owned Diamond TV. The election will go ahead as planned unless a state of emergency is declared, he said.