HARARE, 21st SEPTEMBER, 2021
In the last two weeks under Level 2 Covid-19 Lockdown, we have continued to see a steady fall in the number of new Covid-19 cases in our country. We have been averaging Two Hundred and Thirty-Eight (238) new cases per day and a dramatic fall in deaths averaging Four (4) per day respectively. This is an encouraging sign that the preventive measures that have been put in place by Government to try and curb the spread of the deadly virus, when followed through to the letter by all Zimbabweans, have been very effective. However, during the same period, our country nevertheless, experienced some outbreaks throughout the country, most notably in schools which reopened recently. Through concerted and efforts by both Government and other players in the health sector, we were able to contain these outbreaks in schools before they spilled into communities.
In order to ensure that we continue along the path towards total containment of the Covid-19 pandemic, I have decided it prudent to extend the Level 2 Covid-19 National Lockdown measures announced a fortnight ago by a further two weeks. The situation will be reviewed thereafter to assess the progress we shall have made in order to move to a more relaxed level.
E.D Mnangagwa PRESIDENT 21/09/21