Zimbabwe Records Zero COVID-19 Death For Six Consecutive Days

People’s temperature are being measured at a border between Abuja and the Nasarawa State on March 30, 2020, after Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari called for a lockdown to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. – Over 20 million Nigerians on Monday scrambled to prepare for lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggled to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a two-week “cessation of all movements” in the key cities from 2200 GMT in a bid to ward off an explosion of cases in Africa’s most populous country. (Photo by Kola SULAIMON / AFP)

Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care, on Friday, said the Southern African country has not recorded a new case of COVID-19 death over the past six days.

The ministry said this is Zimbabwe’s longest period since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in March.

According to statistics from the ministry released on Friday, the country last reported COVID-19 related deaths on Sept. 11, when the toll reached 224.

As of Thursday this week, the country had 7,633 cases, 5,841 recoveries, and 1,568 active cases.

Most of the deaths, accounting for 68 percent, are occurring in the age range of 40 to 80 years, according to the ministry.

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The national recovery rate from the disease stands at 77 percent.

Zimbabwe has reopened most sectors of its economy following five months of closure due to the pandemic.

The government, however, continues to urge the public to remain cautious as the threat of the disease remains.


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