In recent weeks Zimbabwe has witnessed a surge in COVID-19 cases that has generated a panic situation in the country. In wake of augmenting cases and resulted panic situation, the WHO has asked citizens to observe basic hygiene and social distancing.
The lockdown in the country is to continue at level 2 and the government of Zimbabwe said that President Mnangagwa could modify it as circumstances change.
WHO country representative Dr. Alex Gasasira said that the surge in confirmed cases called for enhanced responses towards combating Covid-19.
Dr. Alex Gasasira said, “There is no need to panic. What we would say is that there is need for enhanced vigilance, enhanced compliance with the prevention measures that the Ministry of Health and Child Care and its partners have been sharing with the public.”
He added, “Every individual must continue to have the highest level of hand hygiene, to keep physical distance from others, to wear a mask whenever one is going to a public place, to look after that mask properly, and to ensure that when you are sick or someone close to you is sick, they report for proper assessment. This is what is supposed to be done and that is what we would highly recommend.”