1. ZIMBABWE’S RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS
Cabinet received an update on the steps that are being taken to contain the COVID-19 pandemic from the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs, Honourable O.C.Z. Muchinguri-Kashiri, Chairperson of the Ad- Hoc Inter-Ministerial Task Force on the COVID-19 Outbreak.
Cabinet noted that the country has now recorded six thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven (6 837) confirmed COVID-19 cases, compared to the six thousand three hundred and eighty-eight (6 388) reported the previous week. A total of five thousand three hundred and forty-five (5 345) persons had recovered from the virus, compared to the five thousand and seventy-eight (5 078) recoveries that were reported last week. Harare and Bulawayo Metropolitan Provinces are the epicenters of the pandemic, while community transmissions account for the majority of the new cases. The loss of 206 lives to the pandemic is sincerely regretted and all efforts are being made to ably manage the situation.