COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe
|COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe|
|Index case||Victoria Falls|
|Arrival date||20 March 2020|
(4 months, 2 weeks and 2 days)
|Confirmed cases||4,221 (as of 4 August)|
|Recovered||1,238 (as of 4 August)|
|81 (as of 4 August)|
Weakness[change | change source]
Some of Zimbabwe's provinces, especially Manicaland, Masvingo and Mashonaland East, also struggled with a malaria outbreak at the same time. Though malaria is treatable, the healthcare system faces drug shortages and increase strain with the spread of COVID-19.
Cases[change | change source]
Two more cases in the country were confirmed on 21 March, both cases were in Harare. On the 23 March, it was confirmed that noted Zimbabwean journalist Zororo Makamba was the first person in the country to die from the virus.
References[change | change source]
- "Zimbabwe". www.worldometers.info. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
- "Zimbabwe faces malaria outbreak as it locks down to counter coronavirus". The Guardian. April 21, 2020.
- Marsh, Kevin Rawlinson (now); Sarah; Quinn, Ben; Perraudin, Frances; Farrer (earlier), Martin; Greenfield, Patrick; Cowie, Sam; Wintour, Patrick; Wintour, Patrick; Willsher, Kim (2020-03-20). "Coronavirus live updates: global cases top quarter of a million, as Italy sees biggest daily rise in deaths". The Guardian. Retrieved 2020-03-20.
- "BREAKING NEWS: Zimbabwe Confirms Its First Case Of Coronavirus… More Results Pending". iharare.com. 20 March 2020. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
- "BREAKING: Two new coronavirus cases confirmed in Harare". Bulawayo24 News. Retrieved 2020-03-21.
- Maphanga, Canny (2020-03-23). "Journalist Zororo Makamba becomes Zimbabwe's first Covid-19 death". News24. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
- "Journalist is first person in Zimbabwe to die from Covid-19". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
- Daniels, Lou-Anne (23 March 2020). "Media personality Zororo Makamba becomes first Zimbabwe coronavirus fatality". www.iol.co.za. Retrieved 2020-03-23.