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Surge In COVID-19 Cases Now Under Control: Govt

The government has attributed the decrease in COVID-19 cases to tight regulations and protocols put in place by the government early this year following a surge in new cases since the beginning of December.

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa yesterday said there is a clear indication that the increase in cases is now under control.

“The taskforce noted a decreasing positivity rate from the peak in mid-January to the present, a clear indication that the surge in cases is now under control. However, this should not be seen as a reason to throw caution to the wind, but for the nation to vigilantly adhere to Covid-19 protocols,” she said.

Mutsvangwa added that the high number of cases recorded last month and deaths including four national heroes was a difficult period for the country.

“The past week, the cumulative number of countrywide arrests for flouting Covid-19 regulations increased by over 2 000 from 19 188 the previous week to 21 647,” said Mutsvangwa.

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Mutsvangwa reminded people of the need to continue adhering to the prescribed protocols to give the country a chance of turning the tide against the global epidemic.

“Let us use the new month to strengthen our resolve to fight Covid-19. Experiences of the past month are a cautionary tale to each one of us and further highlight the need for Zimbabweans to join hands and work together to overcome this pandemic.

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“Let us mask up, sanitise, practice good hygiene and stay at home,” said Mutsvangwa.

While Zimbabwe is recording successes in the fight against Covid-19 with falling infections, deaths and active cases, the government said citizens must remain on high alert and continue strictly adhering to the control measures as the disease still poses a huge threat to the population.

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