Zimbabwe coronavirus cases now 343


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Zimbabwe today recorded 11 new coronavirus cases as President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced new adjustments to the level 2 national lockdown.

All 11 cases were from residents returning from South Africa with seven being identified in Harare, two in Bulawayo and two in the Midlands.

Zimbabwe now has 343 cases with Harare accounting for 125 cases but 105 active as 18 people have recovered and two died.

The country has only recorded four deaths and has 288 active cases.

It has tested 57 598 people.

Adjustments to the lockdown were that:

  1. All our people in the informal sector, who have not formally registered themselves or their enterprises, are directed to do so forthwith. Once they can prove that such registration has been made, they can resume their operations. Upon resuming their work, they are compelled to adhere to the laid down COVID-19 prevention requirements, such as the wearing of masks, washing or sanitization of hands and social distancing;
  2. Gathering for purposes of worship must remain at a maximum of fifty and in full compliance with all the COVID-19 prevention measures;
  3. People are urged to travel when it is absolutely necessary; And
  4. The moratorium on rent payment, made during the early phases of the lockdown is hereby lifted. Rent arrears can be settled in instalments spread over a period of six months.

Globally, there are now about 7.7 million cases including 426 200 deaths.

More people have recovered with active cases now at 3.3 million.

The United States, however, still has more active cases than closed ones with 1.1 million still active out of 2.1 million cases.

Deaths are now just over 116 000.

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