Wed, 18 May 2022

HARARE, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe has seen a sharp decline in COVID-19 cases over the past week, with daily cases dropping from 709 on Jan. 10 to 144 on Sunday, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health and Child Care on Monday.

Deaths have also consistently declined over the period from 20 per day to 4 deaths on Sunday.

The country began experiencing the Omicron variant-driven fourth wave at the beginning of last month, leading the government to tighten lockdown measures.

Daily cases peaked at 6,181 on Dec. 10, and have since then been consistently declining.

Last Friday, the government postponed the reopening of schools that was due on Jan. 10 by three weeks for further monitoring of the COVID-19 situation.

As of Sunday, the country had recorded 226,078 COVID-19 cases, 207,102 recoveries and 5,247 deaths.

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