Health authorities here are fretting following a fresh surge in new cases owing to an influx of people visiting the resort city for the festive holidays.
There has been a hive of activity since last week as people visit Victoria Falls for holidaying with their families and some of hotels are more than 50% fully booked until New Year’s Eve. Traditionally, the city would be flooded with both local and international visitors coming for the Vic Falls Carnival between December 29 and January 1. However, the carnival was scratched off this year because of Covid-19 restrictions and only Mapopoma Festival will be held Wednesday and Thursday with a limited number allowed entry.
Health authorities and local Covid-19 task-force have warned residents to be vigilant as the city has 33 active cases as at 29 December.
Matabeleland North had 92 active cases on the same date, and a total cumulative 533 new cases since the first case in March.
This comes as the whole country had recorded 13 325 and 359 deaths as at December 29, after 177 new cases and five deaths recorded on the day.