1.0 PROGRESS REPORT ON ZIMBABWE’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, PROCUREMENT AND ROLLOUT OF VACCINES.
Cabinet received an update on the Country‘s Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Procurement and Roll-Out of Vaccines, as presented by Chairman of the Ministers’ National Committee, Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Honourable Dr. C.G.D.N. Chiwenga.
The nation is advised that, as at 15 November 2021, the country’s cumulative COVID-19 cases stood at 133 471 with 128 305 recoveries and 4 697 deaths. The recovery rate was 96% with 469 active cases reported. The number of COVID-19 cases in schools is declining. The number of people in need of hospitalization for COVID-19 also decreased, with no patients under intensive care. In general, therefore, this indicates that the national response measures instituted by Government continue to pay off and that the pandemic is being brought under control. Government, nonetheless, continues to call upon citizens to strictly observe the national and World Health Organisation (WHO) COVID-19 protocols as well as to get vaccinated to prevent a 4th wave of the COVID-19 outbreak.