Zimbabwe shuts down more courthouses following COVID-19 infections

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The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) of Zimbabwe closed five more courthouses on Friday after some users got infected with COVID-19.

“The five courthouses and Office of the Sheriff (of Gweru City) have been closed for purposes of fumigation, testing of staff and contact tracing of all the people who may have come into contact with the cases,” JSC said in a statement.

Earlier on Wednesday, JSC Secretary Walter Chikwana announced the closure of seven courthouses on similar grounds.

Zimbabwe has witnessed a surge in COVID-19 infections in the past weeks and as of Friday has recorded 45,217 cases and 1,721 deaths