Vice President Kembo Mohadi has said more should be done to combat the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Speaking on Friday in an interview with the Daily News On Sunday, VP Mohadi called for more tests to be conducted expeditiously and for the decentralisation of testing centres. He said:
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Tests should be done expeditiously and they (doctors) said we should also move out of Harare and go to other areas. Even before the lockdown, we did not know who had been where and who they had visited and met. We need to do more testing using facilities that are there. I am equally not happy myself that we have only tested over 400 people. We need to have tested more.
Zimbabwe has so far recorded 14 coronavirus cases with three deaths having been confirmed by health officials.
The country has an acute shortage of testing kits, intensive care units, ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE), among other critical things.