Zimbabwe govt introduces restriction to control a cholera outbreak

Zimbabwe’s government has introduced restrictions to control a cholera outbreak that is suspected to have killed more than 100 people.

The measures include suspending some social gatherings and restricting the number of people allowed to attend funerals in areas affected by the outbreak, which include many districts across the country and parts of the capital, Harare. Shaking hands and the serving of food at the funerals have also been banned.

The health ministry had on Wednesday announced 100 suspected cholera deaths, 30 of which turned out positive.

The ministry also confirmed 905 cholera cases out of more than 4,600 suspected cases.

Zimbabwe is prone to frequent cholera outbreaks.


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