COVID-19 fourth wave subsides

THE country continues to record a decline in daily COVID-19 infections with less than 1 000 cases recorded in the past seven days as of Sunday, as compared to more than 1700 the previous week.

The COVID-19 preventative measures coupled with vaccination seem to be working for Zimbabwe as predicted by health experts, with the country having recorded a sharp decline in COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalisations this January.

According to figures released by the Ministry of Health and Child Care this Sunday, only 45 COVID-19 infections were recorded, bringing the total number of cases to 229 460.

Meanwhile on Monday 206 new cases, 18 of which are from the Midlands were reported in the country.

Deaths have also significantly dropped with a total 5 337 Covid-19 related deaths recorded in the country since the pandemic began.

However, health experts are still advocating for vaccination as the only proven method to contain the virus.

Zimbabwe has so far administered 4 267 550 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, 3 296 368 second doses and 55 381 third doses.

On Friday, the government relaxed lockdown measures, opened up more sectors and extended business operating hours as the cases continue to go down, amid calls for people to remain vigilant as the virus is still with us.

Schools are also set to open on Monday next week.