According to the local newspaper Daily News in Zimbabwe, Zimbabwean medical experts warned again on the 1st local time that Zimbabwe will face a new round of epidemic prevention challenges in the next two months as the rate of COVID-19 infection and mortality rate rise.
Experts said that the Zimbabwean government needs to update its epidemic prevention measures in accordance with the changing epidemic situation to avoid large-scale community infection.
During the New Year holiday, epidemic prevention and control measures in many areas of Zimbabwe have been relaxed. Experts warned that the epidemic situation in neighboring countries such as South Africa will also have an impact on Zimbabwe, and the risk of imported cases will rise.
The Zimbabwe Nurses Association said that if the government does not take further stricter epidemic prevention measures, the number of infections in Zimbabwe may rise sharply by March this year.
Due to the limited infrastructure and the number of medical staff, the medical and health system in Tianjin is not enough to deal with large-scale infections.
The government needs to respond to the epidemic in advance by strengthening border control and raising people’s awareness of prevention and control.