The 40th independence anniversary celebrations of Zimbabwe scheduled for April 18 has been postponed, as well as other public gatherings and international sporting events as part of efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Zimbabwe has so far not recorded any confirmed case.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared COVID-19 a national disaster, saying the country had escalated its national response to the virus after neighboring countries in the region had reported.
Today we announced additional measures to ensure our response to coronavirus is effective, comprehensive & complete, and to keep us protected & secure. Let us show unity & purpose. We all have a role to play in fighting this deadly pandemic.
See my address to the nation 👇 pic.twitter.com/FDYeamPmH8
— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) March 17, 2020