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New Covid-19 variant- Gvt activates health emergency systems


Online Desk |  6 months ago | top


Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga who is also Health and Child Care Minister says Government has activated health emergency systems to respond to the new Covid-19 variant detected in neighboring South Africa and Botswana. 


Addressing a Health Professions Authority congress today, Dr Chiwenga said Zimbabwe has escalated its response mechanism to contain the new variant, urging the nation to remain calm. 


He said local scientists are already doing genomic sequencing for the identification of any new variants to support the timely strengthening of the country's response. 


The new variant has presented the world with a huge challenge with the united kingdom temporarily suspending direct flights from some southern African countries including zimbabwe. 


Zimbabwe has so far defied the odds with a thorough and effective response to the pandemic, including a comprehensive curb of the highly infectious Indian variant.