President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the spike in new coronavirus cases and deaths is a concerning development.
He made the remarks on Saturday while addressing the nation on the coronavirus resurgence. The president said:
The situation is very worrisome and threatens to become dire.
The numbers of infections have gone past 30 000, with indications pointing to more infections in the coming hours, days, weeks and even months.
To date, we have lost over 962 of our beloved, and soon, we will reach and even pass the grim mark of a thousand.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa also indicated that the government was engaging countries that are developing Covid19 vaccines to explore options for uptake in the country adding that added that vaccines will be rolled out nationwide.
Mnangagwa speaks after four prominent ZANU PF members, Sibusiso Moyo, Ellen Gwaradzimba, Joe Biggie Matiza and former Education Minister, Aeneus Chigwedere had succumbed to the virus.
He also speaks amid reports that his deputies, Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi have contracted the virus while a number of cabinet ministers are also reported to be battling with the respiratory disease.