Cholera has killed 69 people in Zimbabwe and 10 421 Cases have been reported in the last four months.

A statement issued by the country’s Ministry of Health and Child Care has revealed that Bulawayo was the only city not affected by the epidemic.

The Ministry has embarked on a nationwide cholera vaccine programme targeting over one million people. The ministry said:

No suspected cases of cholera and deaths were reported during the week ending 14 April 2019.This brings the total number of deaths to 69 out of 10 421 cases reported so far this year.

In a telephone interview last week, the Director of Epidemiology & Disease Control, Dr. Portia Manangazira said that the Ministry was working to curb the cholera epidemic. She revealed that the vaccination programme in Manicaland has just been completed whilst the mass vaccination programme for cholera in Harare, Epworth, and Chitungwiza was already yielding results.

In Harare, high-density suburbs such as Glen View and Budiriro were considered the hotspots for the epidemic. She urged communities to be extra cautious and maintain hygiene standards.