Zim Covid-19 active cases decline

Zimbabwe’s active Covid-19 cases which had been skyrocketing at the beginning of the year, have since March been on a decline with the government slowly opening up various economic sectors.

The latest is the casino business which has been allowed to reopen with strict observance of Covid-19 guidelines.

“Those found disregarding the guidelines will have their licences revoked,” warned Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa, while addressing the media during a post-cabinet briefing yesterday.

Mutsvangwa said Covid-19 cases had fallen to 650 as a result of the high recovery rate currently at 94 percent.

She said in its meeting, the cabinet received an update on the country’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak, which was presented by the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, as the acting chairperson of the Ad hoc inter-ministerial task force on the Covid-19 outbreak.

“Cabinet was informed that as of 6 April 2021, Zimbabwe’s cumulative Covid-19 cases stood at 36 966, with 34 781 recoveries and 1 531 deaths,” said Mutsvangwa. 

“The recovery rate is 94%, with 35 240 of the Covid-19 cases attributable to local transmission.  There are 654 active cases.  Positivity continues to decline in response to national efforts to contain the infection from the virus.”

She said the government saw it fit to allow casinos, which had been closed since March last year to re-open with strict observance of Covid-19 guidelines. 

The Southern African nation has to date recorded over 36, 900 cases of coronavirus of more than 34, 800 are recoveries while fatalities stand at over 1, 500.

Meanwhile, as of 6 April 2021, a total of 133 992 people received the first dose and a total of 23 432 received the second dose. 

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