FOUR returnees from Botswana tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. This is the first time the country has recorded coronavirus cases from returnees since January.
Most of Zimbabwe’s cases since the resurgence of the pandemic have been local cases which prompted the government to institute level four national lockdown which is still in force in a bid to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
The closure of the South African border meant that very few people could go out and back therefore the importation of the virus was on a low note.
Authorities in South Africa announced the reopening of 20 land borders across the country as of February 15 after being partially closed from January 11 due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases. The remaining 33 land entry points will remain closed until further notice.
The graph of local cases was of late going down giving hope that the nation was finally weathering the coronavirus storm.
The decrease in the number of cases recorded per day coincides with the implementation of the vaccination programme which started last week.
Meanwhile the country recorded 30 local cases and two deaths this Thursday. Overally Zimbabwe has now recorded 35 994 cases of Covid-19, 32 455 recoveries and 1 458 deaths.