HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced an extension of measures, including a curfew, to combat an anticipated Omicron-induced fourth wave.
Mnangagwa made the remarks in a televised address on Friday, which doubled as a New Year 2022 address to the nation.
Zimbabwe has been experiencing a sharp increase in COVID-19 infections and deaths, with more than 2,000 cases and 30 deaths reported on Thursday.
President Mnangagwa said his government was struggling to flatten the curve of this fourth wave; he said latest figures showed an average of 20 deaths and more than 1,400 infections per day.
He said existing measures to combat the spread of the disease would be extended by a further two weeks.
Mnangagwa also praised his government for achieving what he termed positive results by singling out ‘economic growth’ as a standout.
He said government was committed to ensure the vision of achieving an upper middle income economy by 2030 becomes a reality.