THIRTY-SIXTH POST PRESS BRIEFING: 13TH OCTOBER, 2020
1.0 UPDATE ON ZIMBABWE’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK
Cabinet received an update on the COVID-19 Outbreak, which the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs presented as the Chairperson of the Ad-Hoc Inter-Ministerial Task Force on COVID-19.
Cabinet was informed that, as of 9 October 2020, Zimbabwe’s cumulative cases of COVID-19 stood at 7 994, with 6 474 recoveries and 229 deaths. The majority of the cases, 6612, were local transmissions.
With regard to laboratory testing, Cabinet noted that the notification system at laboratories has been upgraded to communicate availability of results directly to clients by text messaging. This has reduced the time it takes for one to get their COVID-19 test results.