A health expert has raised alarm over a spike in coronavirus cases in the country especially in the past few weeks coupled which has been exacerbated by the government’s lackadaisical approach in averting the impending catastrophe.
Mpilo Central Hospital Acting Chief Executive Officer Professor Solwayo Ngwenya warned that Zimbabweans will die in huge numbers as people seem to be oblivious to the pandemic. He wrote on Twitter:
I forgive the current generation for NOT understanding what a pandemic is. Its been long since the last global one of 1918. They had no family survivors of 1918 or haven’t bothered to read history.
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Coronavirus: we face a terrible time here, increasing cases, positivity rates, falling recovery rates. In a major global pandemic seen after 1918, with scant resources, and a population unaware of the impending catastrophe. We will die, and die soon. We have been warning!
Prof Ngwenya’s dire warning comes after the country recorded 110 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, 25 November 2020, with 106 being local and the remainder returnees from Botswana.
The national recovery rate has also fallen, with a total of 39 new recoveries recorded, putting the national recovery rate at 87.7percent.