Acting Health and Child Care Minister Amon Murwira said the rapid surge in coronavirus infections in the country, especially local transmissions, is a cause for concern.

Murwira said the increase in local transmissions reveals that people are now disregarding the rules and regulations of the national lockdown meant to mitigate the spread of the virus.

These regulations include observing social distancing, sanitising or washing hands with soap, staying at home and avoiding unnecessary movement.

Murwira advised members of the public to consider the next person to be infected with the virus and always act out of fear of contracting coronavirus. He said:

What this means is that you need to look at the next person as if he or she has the virus and then be able to observe all regulations meant to mitigate the spread of the virus, or to look at yourself as if you have the virus and stop mingling with people in order to protect them from the virus.

On Sunday Zimbabwe recorded 233 new coronavirus cases, with the majority (216) being local transmissions, while 17 were returnees from South Africa.

This takes the total confirmed cumulative cases to 1 114.

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