Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa declares coronavirus disease a state of disaster

17 March 2020   Zimbabwe

On this day in 2020, His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa joined other countries to declare coronavirus disease a national disaster. This was before any cases were confirmed in Zimbabwe. The president called off all social gatherings and cancelled local and international traveling for citizens.



VOA. 2021. Zimbabwe Declares National Disaster in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic. [online] Available at: https://www.voazimbabwe.com/a/zimbabwe-declares-national-disaster-in-response-to-coronavirus/5332499.html

GardaWorld. 2021. Zimbabwe: First confirmed case of COVID-19 March 20 /update 1. [online] Available at: https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/325231/zimbabwe-first-confirmed-case-of-covid-19-march-20-update-1