Zim COVID-19 curve flattening-Dr Mahomva

CHIEF coordinator for the National Response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Dr Agnes Mahomva said Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 curve is flattening owing to a collaborative effort among stakeholders.
Despite the flattening of the COVID-19 curve, a number of countries within Europe are recording an increase in the number of infections forcing some governments to reintroduce lockdown measures.
The increase in numbers of infections has been described by health experts as the second wave of coronavirus.
With talks of the second wave gaining momentum, Zimbabwe is already preparing for the second wave through the refurbishment of isolations centres, procuring of more PPEs as well as intensifying testing.
Dr Mahomva said Zimbabwe was on a drive to create and refurbish already existing isolation centres while intensifying daily tests in efforts to fight the pandemic.
Furthermore, significant amounts of personal protective equipment (PPE) have been bought for public health facilities and schools.
The country is experiencing reduced infections and deaths per day as the Government’s interventions continue to bear fruit.
Dr Mahomva said the Government had been hailed for the stance it had taken to initiate the first lockdown in March, as this helped in containing the coronavirus.
“Experts acknowledge the way we are dealing with the pandemic and say it is good. The first lockdown, which came into effect in March, was commended as a good move.”
She said cases were stabilising.
“Our Covid-19 numbers are stabilising as the updates on cumulative numbers show.
“The curve is flattening as we are receiving assistance from regional and international experts on Covid-19, ” she said.-SUNDAYMAIL