Unsafe Water Raises COVID-19 Risks in Zimbabwe

Publisher:
Human Rights Watch
Publication Date:
15 April 2020
Tags:
Zimbabwe, Coronavirus, Governance, Water and Sanitation

Long before the coronavirus pandemic, much of Zimbabwe suffered a severe water and sanitation crisis. On March 30, 2020, Zimbabwe, like many countries, ordered a nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the virus. Thousands of women and school-age children may spend eight to nine hours and all night in line at crowded boreholes or narrow water wells to get water that may not be safe.

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