Zimbabwe’s number of coronavirus positive cases has risen from five to seven.
The country’s ministry of Health and Child Care confirmed the development in a statement last night.
“The Ministry would like to report that the National Microbiology Laboratory tested 23 samples. Two of these tested positive for COVID-19 and both are contacts of the third case. Therefore, to date, Zimbabwe has 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including one death,” reads part of the statement.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has since announced a 21-day total lockdown beginning on Monday in a bid to stop the disease from spreading.