- ZIMBABWE’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AND REPORT ON THE PROCUREMENT AND ROLLOUT OF VACCINES
Cabinet received an update on the Country‘s Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic and a Report on the Procurement and Roll-Out of Vaccines, as presented by the Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Honourable Dr. C.G.D.N. Chiwenga.
The nation is advised that, as at 13 June 2022, the country’s cumulative COVID-19 cases stood at 254 155, with 246 566 recoveries and 5 521 deaths. The recovery rate was 97 %, with 2 078 active cases having been reported. The number of new COVID-19 cases decreased by 39% to 758 cases, from the 1 241 recorded the previous week. The resurgence analysis by province shows that Bulawayo Metropolitan Province which was the only province with a more than 10% increase in new cases last week, has now also recorded a less than 10% increase. The Ministry of Health and Child Care is ready to introduce COVID-19 self-test kits, mainly at points of entry and remote areas, in order to ramp up testing in all communities.