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Zimbabwe To Tighten Coronavirus Control Measures

Zimbabwe To Tighten Coronavirus Control Measures

The Government says it will tighten measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, especially at the country’s borders.

This follows a rise in new COVID-19 cases being recorded in neighbouring South Africa and the detection of new Omicron sub-variants in Botswana.

Botswana recently detected new Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants, which are dominating the 6 000 new cases per day being recorded in South Africa.

The Deputy Minister for Health and Childcare, John Mangwiro said, the country will adopt new measures to prevent the spread of the virus. He said:

The regulations that will be enforced to contain the pandemic this time are different from those we have been using in the past.

Government will strengthen its strategies to stop the spread of the pandemic.

Data shows that the country was recording an average of 63 new cases per day, compared to 40 in the previous week.

On Wednesday, Cabinet was informed that the COVID-19 hospital bed occupancy rate increased from 1% last week to 1.6% though there were no intensive care unit admissions countrywide.

Medical and Dental Private Practitioners of Zimbabwe Association (MDPPZ) president Johannes Marisa said Zimbabwe could slide into the fifth wave of coronavirus infections. Said Marisa:

It is highly likely that we are going to face a similar predicament as our neighbour South Africa.

There is a high probability that we will be in trouble with the fifth wave shortly.

If we are to increase the testing capacity, we are going to see a sharp rise in the number of patients who test positive for COVID-19.

Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) secretary-general Raymond Majongwe told NewsDay that there is general complacency in schools which may result in a spike in new infections. Said Mjongwe:

We are receiving reports that pupils are no longer wearing masks, while others no longer have sanitising facilities on their premises.

It will be catastrophic if the government does not put in place measures to contain the spread of the disease.

More: NewsDay


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9 Comments

Ryan 2 weeks ago

haiwawo some **** politicians think that the people belong to them, manje vanhu ndeva Mwari no one is too special isu takakupinza basa togona kukubvisa anytime, failure is when you are reactive and defensive instead of being proactive sungai macombi asati aendesa vanhu. ED is now following the people. instead of leading them


Ryan 2 weeks ago

haiwawo some **** politicians think that the people belong to them, manje vanhu ndeva Mwari no one is too special isu takakupinza basa togona kukubvisa anytime, failure is when you are reactive and defensive instead of being proactive sungai macombi asati aendesa vanhu. ED is now following the people. instead of leading them


😖😖 2 weeks ago

kungoda kut tisaita ma campaign isu maCCC + varikutya ma Demonstration. hakuna Chimwe chikonzero


Asalif 2 weeks ago

mwari pindirai vanhu Vaya vatanga so what was the use of hoarding all those vaccines , you used taxpayer's money to buy them so how will you recover it when you want to tighten screws on the economy , or you were given for free then pocket the money


gery 2 weeks ago

vasina full jab are the ones whi must face the consequences ,why locking the nation when they are ppl whi dd 3 jabs


THE BIG SHIP 2 weeks ago

.ipai vanhu mari dzavanoshandira kwete kuhwanda nekasiyanwa.Kuda kuvhara zvikoro nekuti teacher akuda mari yake.

Kakistocracy uripi.
muchakaka zvenyu k@k


The head 2 weeks ago

let's wait see


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Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 2 weeks ago

Zvikoro zvikavharwa the same Majongwe will be saying they should open school 😂


Mr j 2 weeks ago

vote for Chamisa



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