- UPDATE ON THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK
Cabinet received an update on the country’s response to the COVID-19 Outbreak, which was presented by the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs as Chairman of the Task Force on the country’s response to the COVID-19 Outbreak.
Cabinet was informed that as at 20 April, 2021, Zimbabwe’s cumulative COVID-19 cases stood at 37 875, with 35 058 recoveries and 1 554 deaths. The recovery rate stood at 93%, with 35 810 cases being attributed to local transmission. Active cases were 1 275.
Regarding Public Transport, Cabinet noted with concern the increased flouting of COVID-19 prevention control measures in the public transport system. In this regard, Cabinet agreed that Law and Order should increase surveillance on public transporters.