Cabinet received an update on the COVID-19 Outbreak, which was presented by the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs as Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Task Force on the COVID-19 Outbreak.
Cabinet was informed that as of 12 March, 2021 Zimbabwe’s cumulative COVID-19 cases stood at 36 423, with 33 996 recoveries and 1 496 deaths. The recovery rate is 93%, with 34 722 cases attributed to local transmission. There are 931 active cases, and the cumulative number of infected Health Care Workers has rises from 4 008 to 4 210 with 18 deaths. Cabinet noted that preparations for the opening of schools have reached an advanced stage with examinations classes having as opened scheduled on 15 March 2021. Non-examination classes will open on 22 March 2021 as scheduled. Standard operating Procedures are being emphasized, particularly regarding the availability of potable water at every school.