Post-Cabinet Press Briefing: Meeting 2021-11: 21 April 2021

  1. UPDATE ON THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

 

Cabinet received an update on the country’s response to the COVID-19 Outbreak, which was presented by the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs as Chairman of the Task Force on the country’s response to the COVID-19 Outbreak.

 

Cabinet was informed that as at 20 April, 2021, Zimbabwe’s cumulative COVID-19 cases stood at 37 875, with 35 058 recoveries and 1 554 deaths. The recovery rate stood at 93%, with 35 810 cases being attributed to local transmission. Active cases were 1 275.

 

Regarding Public Transport, Cabinet noted with concern the increased flouting of COVID-19 prevention control measures in the public transport system. In this regard, Cabinet agreed that Law and Order should increase surveillance on public transporters.

 

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