COVID -19 infection rates remained low during the period. Community and employee vaccinations together with sensitisation on both preventative measures and vaccine uptake continued. There were no severe cases, hospitalisation or deaths recorded during the year. With the consistently good trends and in line with the national COVID-19 management guidelines, most COVID-19 restrictions have since been lifted with no negative effects observed as a result of this decision. Zambia Sugar remains committed to the eradication of Malaria. The Company continues to support all stakeholders fighting to end Malaria. The Company does this by sharing best practices in Malaria control and eradication with fellow members in the End Malaria Council (EMC) of which it is a member. The EMC is committed to ending Malaria not only in Zambia but the world over.