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Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak: Government Declares Emergency and Police Ban Public Gatherings

The Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has claimed 21 lives, in wake of that newly sworn government declared the emergency on Tuesday. The very next day after that Zimbabwe Police making sure this outbreak doesn’t get spread issued the ban on all sorts of public gatherings.  The Cholera outbreak has also pushed the authorities to shut the schools in the affected areas.  Moreover, the meat and fish sale has also been banned in some areas following the loss of 21 lives in Capital Harare.

The national police spokeswoman Charity Charamba strongly urged fellow citizens to oblige the Public gatherings ban as non-violation can worsen the condition as it can widespread this outbreak. Moreover, the top-notch police correspondent didn’t come up with the final date of this ban.

“We are declaring an emergency for Harare. This will enable us to contain cholera, typhoid and whatever is going on. We don’t want any further deaths,” the new health minister, Obadiah Moyo said on Tuesday during the visit to victims.

The Health Minister also told over 3,000 people have got infected of Cholera as of now and also told the disease would have even got spread outside the capital as well. The latest Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is the second biggest since 2008 when 4000 people were treated for this deadly disease which claimed over 4,000 lives that time.

It should be noted here that Cholera is the disease which occurs due to drinking contaminated water. Amid the recent crisis, Harare has also asked UN agencies to supply fresh water.

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