The surge in the number of COVID-19 transmission in the country as called for the efforts to contain the Third Wave. The pandemic has been on an increase in the major provinces of Harare, Mashonaland.
The government resolved to maintain Level 4 lockdown measures.
“Cabinet noted the need to strengthen efforts to contain the Third Wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, therefore, the Level 4 lockdown measures remain in force. Areas which recorded the most significant numbers of new cases were Harare Metropolitan Province (2 920), Mashonaland East Province (1 968), Mashonaland West Province (1 776), Manicaland Province (1 537) and Mashonaland Central Province (1 106).”
Ministry of Health has put in place measures to ensure availability of oxygen in hospitals.
“Government is ramping up the supply of oxygen and other critical provisions at designated health institutions throughout the country. The Ministry of Health and Child Care has established a prepayment facility with a local gas supplier to ensure constant availability of oxygen. Treasury has released ZW$100 million for the purchase of oxygen.”