Zim introduces Covid-19 self-testing
Harare (New Ziana) – The government is set to introduce Covid-19 self-test kits, mainly at ports of entry in order to ramp up the country’s testing capacity, Cabinet resolved on Tuesday.
Acting Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Jenfan Muswere said all provinces would continue strengthening the implementation of public health and social measures as part of the new normal and of keeping Covid-19 in check.
“The Ministry of Health and Child Care is ready to introduce COVID-19 self-test kits, mainly at points of entry and in remote areas, in order to ramp up testing in all communities,” he said.
“The nation is advised that, as at 13 June 2022, the country’s cumulative Covid-19 cases stood at 254 155, with 246 566 recoveries and 5 521 deaths. The recovery rate was 97 percent, with 2 078 active cases having been reported.
“The number of new Covid-19 cases decreased by 39 percent to 758 cases, from the 1 241 recorded the previous week. The resurgence analysis by province shows that Bulawayo Metropolitan Province which was the only province with a more than 10 percent increase in new cases last week, has now also recorded a less than 10 percent increase.”
Regarding vaccination, Muswere said as at 12 June 2022 the national coverage was 55.6 percent, compared to 55.5 percent recorded the previous week.