Zim leader hints at lock-down review
ZIMBABWE’S President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he will review the country’s lockdown conditions, in the wake of the continued exponential increase in Covid-19 cases.
President Mnangagwa told the Zanu PF Politburo that, “the recent rapid spike of infections requires that we make another review of the Covid-19 lockdown measures soon”.
On Thursday the country recorded 41 new cases and three deaths.
Of the new confirmed cases, 31 were reported in Bulawayo, 21 of which are health care workers who were in contact with confirmed cases admitted at a local hospital.
The total number of confirmed now stands at 926 and 12 deaths, since the onset of the outbreak in March.
President Mnangagwa said the country will continue strengthening its Covid-19 interventions.
“Although there is visible spike in the number of positive cases largely due to returnees we shall continue to strengthen our preventive measures as well as our testing and contact tracing capacity,” he said.
The President said the strategies that have been adopted to curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic have to date yielded positive results.