Kwekwe lockdown extended

CABINET has announced that the  localised Kwekwe lockdwon that was imposed three weeks ago would be extended by another two weeks, following a rise in Covid-19 infections in the mining town. By Tanaka Moyo Speaking during a press briefing Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services confirmed the extension of lockdown in Kwekwe. The nation is informed that Cabinet has approved that the lockdown in Kwekwe be extended by a further two weeks. The development comes in the wake of a surge in positive cases in Kwekwe,…

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Numbers Not Looking Good, As Third Wave Knocks On Zimbabwe’s Door

Dr Grant Murewanhema

ZIMBABWE’S daily COVID-19 infections almost doubled in the past 24 hours from 49 new cases that were recorded on June, 7 2021 to 83 cases on June 8, 2021. By Michael Gwarisa The increase in cases also comes in the wake of a slow vaccination uptake which could pose an even greater threat should the third wave officially set foot in the country. Local Public Health Expert and Epidemiologist, Dr Grant Murewanhema said the upsurge in the daily cases could signal the official arrival of the third wave in the…

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Government Defends Kwekwe Lockdown

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) says the decision to put Kwekwe under lockdown was informed by epidemiological evidence and will go a long way in reducing the spread of the highly infectious and  virulent B.1.617.2 COVID-19 variant to other parts of the country. By Michael Gwarisa The new variant is highly dominant in India where it has caused not less than 298,000 deaths and  26, 506, 167 infections since it was first reported in the Asian country.  In Zimbabwe however, the new variant was reported a week…

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