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Drop in COVID-19 cases at schools, warning of fourth wave

Addressing journalists in a post-Cabinet media brief, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Honourable Monica Mutsvangwa said there was a reduction in COVID-19 cases at schools during the week under review.

 

 “There has been a decrease in cases of Covid-19 in schools across the country during the reporting period ending 3 October 2021.

 “There were (815) cumulative cases compared to (1267) cases reported last week,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.

 The Information Minister went on to advise the nation about a potential fourth wave and she pointed out that communities were relaxing on adhering to COVID-19 preventive measures after the country downgraded restrictions from Level 4 to Level 2. Minister Mutsvangwa said the thrust was now being put on vaccine rollout and awareness will continue to be offered at all gatherings.

 “The nation is advised that in view of a potential fourth wave and the general complacency being experienced in most communities following the relaxation from Level 4 to Level 2 lockdown, implementation and enforcement of all Public Health and Social Measures will continue to be strengthened with a focus on vaccine rollout and awareness campaigns at public places and gatherings,” said the Minister of Information.

 As of 5 October 2021, the country had 131 335 confirmed cases, including 124 113 recoveries and 4 629 deaths since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Zimbabwe. In terms of vaccination a total of 3 128 897 people has received their first dose, while 2 342 966 people had received both doses.

 

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