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.
Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa declares coronavirus disease a state of disaster17 March 2020 Zimbabwe
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