The number of Covid-19 cases in Zimbabwe has now climbed to 23 as of yesterday evening up from 18 the day before. All the five new cases are from Bulawayo which nows seems to be the new epicentre of a potential outbreak. This has even the most positive government officials concerned as there is potential the situation in Bulawayo can get out of hand fast.

The National TB Lab in Bulawayo tested 23 samples and 5 of those were positive to #Covid19Zim. A high number from such a small sample. Without being a scaremonger, these numbers are a concern. The case for #SocialDistancing wouldn’t be more clear. Is the person next to you safe?

Government spokesperson Nick Mangwana