SENIOR STAFF WRITER
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa hinted yesterday that authorities would tighten the ongoing national coronavirus lockdown — in the wake of rising deaths and infections in the country, the Daily News reports.
Speaking during Zanu PF’s politburo meeting in Harare yesterday, Mnangagwa said he was concerned by the rising coronavirus infections and deaths in the country.
“On the health side, the strategies we adopted to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic have to date yielded positive results.“The recent rapid spike of infections requires that we make another review of the Covid-19 lockdown measures,” he said.
“What we are seeing here is an increase in local cases and the next two to three weeks are going to be defining for us as a nation.“From what I have gathered the two deaths recorded at Sally Mugabe actually occurred in the community and were then taken to the hospital where it was confirmed that they had the virus.“Once the disease is in the community that means that we will see a rapid increase, especially in our communities where people are found in long queues waiting for Zupco buses, to withdraw money or to access water at boreholes,” Matara told the Daily News.