FULL TEXT: Zimbabwe Speaks On Its Preparedness To Fight Coronavirus
The Ministry of Health and Child Care has announced that it is on high alert over the novel coronavirus. In a statement released this Friday, the Ministry said that they are taking all necessary precautionary measures to prevent the virus from spreading into the country and contain it if it finds its way into the country.
The statement is released when authorities have once again quarantined a suspected coronavirus case leaving members of the public thinking that the virus has spread into the country.
Part of the Ministry’s statement reads:
The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) remains on high alert and the activated the national preparedness and response mechanism continues to detect alerts. Coordination mechanisms including the inter-ministerial platform have been activated and are functional. All major ports of entries (Harare, Bulawayo, Victoria Falls, Plumtree and Beitbridge have been assessed and identified gaps are being addressed. Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) have been activated and trained at national HQ, Harare City Health and Hwange district.
Meanwhile, as of 27 February 2020, 82 294 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported from 47 countries including China (78 630), Japan (186 cases), Republic of Korea (1 766 cases), Viet Nam (16 cases), Singapore (93 cases), Australia (23 cases), Malaysia (22 cases), Thailand (40 cases), USA (59 cases), Canada (11 cases), Italy ( (400), France (18 cases), Germany (21 cases), Spain (12 cases), United Kingdom (13 cases), United Arab Emirates ( 13 cases), Egypt (1 case), Iran (61 cases), Bahrain (33 cases), Nigeria (1 case) Kuwait (43 cases), Algeria (1 case) and International Conveyance Japan – Cruise Ship Diamond Princess ( 705 cases).
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A total of 2, 807 deaths among confirmed cases have been reported. China has recorded 2 747 deaths and the remaining 57 deaths have been reported from the rest of the countries with confirmed cases.
For more, download the Zimbabwe COVID-19 Sitrep CORONAVIRUS