Monitoring Government Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Update 1/2021

Introduction

This report from ZESN’s Long Term Observers part of efforts to inform policymakers and interventions of non-State actors who seek to complement government efforts in flattening the COVID-19 curve.

The report covers developments that occurred during the first two months of the year 2021 (January and February). During the reporting period, Zimbabwe received a donation from China of 200,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccines. As part of Zimbabwe’s vaccine deployment strategy, the country’s health workers; health personnel in the Zimbabwe Republic Police; the Defence Forces; Prisons and Correctional Services; Zimbabwe Revenue Authority; Immigration and Department for Agricultural Technical and Extension Services (Agritex) workers; and persons over 60 years as well as other vulnerable groups will be prioritized first under Phase one.

Ministry of Health Summary Updates

The Ministry of Health and Child Care continues to provide updates on COVID-19 via its social media platforms and its official website. Such updates continued to be vital in informing interventions of both state and non-state actors. As of 01 March 2021, Zimbabwe had 36 115 confirmed cases, including 32 905 recoveries and 1 468 deaths.

Read the full report here (703KB PDF)

Source: Zimbabwe Election Support Network

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