Two ministers in Zimbabwean have died of the COVID-19 within a matter of days, prompting the country to announce on Saturday further tighten lockdown measures, which includes a strict night curfew.
Restaurants, bars and gyms have also been forced to close.Zimbabwe has registered
30,523 cases of infection since the start of the pandemic, including 962 deaths.
Late on Friday, the government announced that Transport Minister Joel Matiza had died after falling ill with COVID-19, less than two days after the country lost Foreign minister Sibusiso Moyo to the same disease.
Four government ministers have succumbed to the coronavirus in Zimbabwe so far.
According to unconfirmed media reports, several other cabinet ministers are fighting for their lives in a private hospital.
“We are in a dark cloud that we have to clear very soon,” deputy health minister John Mangwiro told dpa.