Zimbabwe Shuts Down Boarding School as More COVID 19 Cases Are Reported

Zimbabwe Shuts Down Boarding School as More COVID 19 Cases Are Reported

Zimbabwean authorities have closed a boarding school in the west of the country after at least 100 students tested positive for coronavirus.

The school in the Matabeleland North province is the first to report a significant spike in infections since schools began re-opening for end-of-year examinations in September. It is also the first to be closed over a cluster of positive cases.

Authorities fear that the country could see a surge after infections increased this month. New cases jumped to 294 last week compared to 109 new cases in the previous week, according to the ministry of health.

Zimbabwe has so far recorded 8,945 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 260 deaths.

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