Cabinet Meeting 2020-21: 23rd June

Cabinet received and adopted the weekly report on the National Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak as presented by the Chairman of the Ad-Hoc Inter-Ministerial Task Force on COVID-19, Honourable Vice President K.C.D. Mohadi.Cabinet was informed that the cumulative rapid screening and PCR tests conducted had reached 63 347 (36 126 RDT and 27 221 PCR) as of 22 June, 2020. The country has now recorded five hundred and twelve (512) COVID-19 confirmed cases, compared to the three hundred and eighty seven (387) reported on 15 June, 2020. The increase in the number of cases is attributed mainly to the influx of returning citizens. Most of the returnees are from South Africa, which has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Africa. The number of those recovered from the pandemic has increased from the previously reported fifty-four (54) to sixty-four, while the number of deaths increased from 4 to six (6). The deaths include a 60 year old female, who resided at a farm compound in Gweru. She was a domestic worker for a couple, one of whom returned from the United States of America in February, 2020. The sixth death was that of a 79 year old female resident of Bulawayo Metropolitan Province, who had underlying conditions that included hypertension, diabetes and gall stones


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