1. ZIMBABWE’S RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS …….(COVID-19)
Cabinet received an update on the steps that are being taken to contain the COVID-19 pandemic from the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs, Honourable O.C.Z. Muchinguri-Kashiri, Chairperson of the Ad Hoc Inter-Ministerial Task Force on the Covid-19 Outbreak.
The country now has six thousand three hundred and eighty-eight (6 388) confirmed COVID-19 cases compared to the five thousand six hundred and forty-three (5 643) reported last week. Of these confirmed cases, five thousand and seventy-eight (5 078) are attributed to local transmission. Harare has the highest number of cases with 2 532, followed by Bulawayo with 1 271. Cabinet regrets to inform the Nation that deaths due to COVID-19 are now 202. Recoveries, on the other hand, increased to 5 043 from the previously recorded 4 525, while active cases increased to 1 150.