CDC ranks Zimbabwe as a low-risk Covid-19 country

THE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ranked Zimbabwe under low-risk Covid-19 countries for international travellers at a time when the Southern African nation is experiencing a modicum of stabilisation in both coronavirus infections and deaths.

According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, as at 08 June 2021, Zimbabwe had 39 321 confirmed cases, including 36 756 recoveries and 1 617 deaths.

A total of 83 new cases, all local and six deaths were reported in the last 24 hours in the country.

To date, a total of 689 397 people have been fully vaccinated against the pandemic.

In its latest Covid-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination updated this week on June 7, the CDC ranks Zimbabwe under Level 1 Covid-19 with a low risk assessment level.

The ranking of countries is structured in such a way that level 4 has the highest risk, level 3 high, level 2 moderate, level 1 low and the unknown level in which risk is unknown.

Under level one, Zimbabwe is ranked together with countries  that include Malawi, Eswatini, Mozambique, Ghana, Nigeria and China.

Level 4 high risk countries according to the CDC include Ethiopia, Egypt, Brazil, Argentina, Belgium, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Somalia, Mali, Namibia, Madagascar and Lesotho.

Neighbouring South Africa has been ranked under level 3 high risk countries together with Botswana, Canada, France, Germany, Portugal, Italy, United Kingdom, Italy, United Arab Emirates and Malaysia.

Under level 2, where there risk is moderate there is Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Mauritius, Angola, Finland and others.

The countries whose Covid-19 risk is unknown include Tanzania, Algeria, Afghanistan and many others.

The CDC encourages all travellers to make sure they are fully vaccinated before traveling to any destination.

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