The Covid-19 pandemic has forced local authorities in the Great Dyke to take drastic measures to address health system deficiencies that have existed for years.
In Gokwe the Local authority has converted a once-popular recreational beerhall facility into a Covid-19 health facility. Great Dyke News spoke to Gokwe Mayor Never Gwanzura.
In the Midlands capital, the local authority has finally made progress converting the controversial Mayoral mansion at the Kopje into a Covid-19 isolation facility. Gweru City Spokesperson Vimbai Chingwaramuse said the facility has been identified for those whose homes are not suitable for self isolation
As at 13 August 2020, Zimbabwe had 4 990 confirmed cases, including 1 927 recoveries and 128 deaths. The Midlands Province has 111 active cases while 341 patients have recovered and 6 patients have succumbed to the epidemic.