Zimbabwe records four new coronavirus cases as nation prays for an end to the pandemic


Zimbabwe today recorded four new coronavirus cases as the nation prayed for an end to the pandemic which has claimed four lives and now affects 329 people.

Coronavirus has affected 387 people in Zimbabwe from the 59 194 tested so far but 58 cases have been closed after 54 recovered.

The nation today held a national prayer and fasting day at State House at the invitation of President Emmerson Mnangagwa to ask for God’s intervention to end the pandemic.

Zimbabwe’s richest man, Strive Masiyiwa, who has been appointed the African Union special envoy to help fight the pandemic, today said the 45 ICU ventilators he promised to Zimbabwe have been delivered.

He said Zimbabwe will receive another 200 ventilators from the batch of 1 000 that is being manufactured in South Africa.

There are now about 8.1 million cases globally which include 437 100 deaths.

Some 4.2 million people recovered but there are still about 3.5 million active cases.

While most countries are overcoming the pandemic, there are still more active cases than recoveries in 48 countries including the United States and the Southern African countries of Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.


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The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.


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