Zimbabwe’s approach to halting the coronavirus pandemic might seem to other nations around the world like it is very social, and not so distant.
Over the past few days, there has been queueing and scrambling for gas and subsidised mealie-meal available in a few shops.
In a statement issued by the Taskforce on COVID-19, spokesperson Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa said Government was worried about non-compliant behaviour.
“We note that some citizens continue to struggle with practicing social distancing. Government urges each and everyone one of us to remind the next person the need to maintain social distance and other preventative behaviour. We have to be each other’s keeper in order to beat this invisible enemy, coronavirus,’’ Minister Mutsvangwa said.
Meanwhile, a total of 936, 204 deaths have been recorded. Italy still has the highest number of deaths with 13,155 followed by Spain with 9,387. There are a total of 57 deaths world over. The United States has 297 new cases and 8 new deaths. Zimbabwe statistics remain unchanged with a total of eight cases and one death while South Africa has 27 new cases. According to Information from the Ministry of Health and Child Care, a total of 274 tests have been conducted and 266 are Covid-19 negative and 8 are Covid-19 positive.
More testing centers are going to be opened in Bulawayo, Biomedical Research and Training Center (BRTI) and AIBST (Harare) and Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals.