Economy

President Mnangagwa hints at Covid-19 lockdown review as cases spike

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says the spike of Covid-19 cases in the country requires a further review of lockdown measures in order to curb the spread of the disease. 

The country is currently on an indefinite level 2 lockdown to help mitigate the spread of the disease which has wrought havoc globally.

However, the recent spike in local cases which stood at 926 cases yesterday may force the President to take action.
Most of the Covid-19 cases in Zimbabwe are from returning citizens.
“On the health side, the strategies we adopted to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic have to date yielded positive results. Although there is a visible spike in the number of positive cases, largely due to returnees, we shall continue to strengthen our preventive measures as well as our testing, and contact tracing capacity. 
I urge the Party to continue to be in the forefront of raising awareness levels in our communities of the dangers of this pandemic. The recent rapid spike of infections requires that we make another review of the Covid-19 lockdown measures” said President Mnangagwa while addressing the ZANU PF Politburo today. 
Initially President Mnangagwa imposed a level 5 lockdown which was gradually eased to the current indefinite level 2.