Mnangagwa Declares COVID-19 a National Disaster in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has postponed its 40th independence anniversary celebrations scheduled for April 18, as well as other public gatherings and international sporting events as part of efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Although Zimbabwe has so far not recorded any confirmed case, President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared COVID-19 a national disaster, saying the country had escalated its national response to the virus after neighboring countries in the region had reported cases.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa delivers his State Of the Nation Address on March 17, 2020.

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