Zimbabwe Lockdown: Day 745– WCoZ Situation Report

745 days of the COVID-19 Lockdown, and as of 12 April 2022, the Ministry of Health and Child Care reported that, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases had increased to 247 094 after 84 new cases all local cases, were recorded. The highest case tally was recorded in Mashonaland East with 20 cases. We note that the Hospitalisation rate data as at 15:00hrs on 11 April 2022, was: 22 hospitalised cases: 4 New Admissions, 1 Asymptomatic cases, 15 mild-to-moderate cases, 0 severe cases and 6 cases in Intensive Care Unit. 7 of the 22 hospitalized were vaccinated and 15 were not vaccinated. A total of 19 578 people received their 1st dose of vaccine. The cumulative number of the 1st dose vaccinated now stands at 5 747 905. A total of 3 378 recipients received their second dose bringing the cumulative number of 2nd dose recipients to 3 600 980. A total of 7 592 people received their 3 rd dose of vaccine shots bringing the cumulative for 3rd doses to 547 429. Active cases remained at 1 054. The recovery rate remained at 97%. The total number of recoveries went up to 240 584 increasing by 84 recoveries. The death toll remained at 5 460, no new deaths were recorded.

Area of Concern

Guidelines for Exiting COVID-19 Lockdown

We continue to note Government’s increasing measures on relaxing COVID-19 Containment Regulations. Given these developments, coupled with the context where we have witnessed unrestricted socio-political activities, we legitimately anticipate that Government is forging a pathway out of Lockdown, which has been in place since March 2020. At the same time, we note that international best practices have indicated that the immediate period post-lifting of restrictions, results in flash of cases, as a result of highly expanded social and economic activities.

  • We therefore call for an advanced public engagement strategy to guide the nation out of
  • We urge an adequately supported health system and supply chains to ensure the capacity of
    health personnel to meet the anticipated spike in demand of services.
  • We further urge the retention of sanitisation services and support across the country regardless
    of lockdown restrictions.

Source: Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe

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