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Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his supporters visited a local medical camp during a cholera epidemic on September 19, 2018. (File photo: CFP)

Zimbabwe tightens grip on cholera outbreak

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The Zimbabwean government has pledged to intensify its efforts in combatting a cholera outbreak as the number of suspected cases has surged to a total of 10,633, marking an increase from the 9,895 cases reported in the preceding week.

Speaking at a post-cabinet press briefing, Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services Minister Jenfan Muswere announced on Tuesday that the government plans to undertake a field visit to Manicaland Province, one of the severely impacted regions, to assess the situation firsthand.

Muswere also disclosed that the government has recently received a shipment of cholera response supplies from the World Health Organization, intending to distribute these resources to all affected districts.

The commodities will also be strategically positioned in potential hotspots that have yet to report cases, ensuring a swift and prepared response to the ongoing outbreak.

(Story compiled with assistance from Xinhua)

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