"The Zimbabwe Republic Police is appealing to members of the public to take heed of this warning and cooperate as this will assist in alleviating the continuous spread of cholera". The government and the police are enforcing laws to stop urinating and defecating in public and is sending out text messages, verbal communication via audio and audio visual media to the general public to prevent spread of cholera and typhoid.
The ban could affect a rally by the main opposition on Saturday where the party planned a mock inauguration for its leader Nelson Chamisa whom supporters say was robbed of victory in elections on July 30.
Health Minister Obadiah Moyo said Wednesday that the number of infections has risen to 3,067, up from just over 2,000 that were reported Tuesday.
The First Lady called on every Zimbabwean to join hands and help in containing the disease and suggested the need for a sustainable clean up exercise plan.More news: Roxanne Pallett’s secret Celebrity Big Brother game plan REVEALED
Britain warned people thinking of visiting Harare about the cholera outbreak and urged travellers to learn to recognise symptoms of the disease.
Informal housing areas without running water have mushroomed, and basic infrastructure has collapsed due to years of neglect. According to Moyo broken sewers and poor disposal of the wastes have lead to contamination of the drinking water sources in Harare.
Authorities on Monday said 18 people have died over the past week in Harare, and scores fallen ill after a cholera and typhoid outbreak in some areas.
The Government of Zimbabwe has declared a state of emergency and is working with global partners to rapidly expand recommended cholera response actions, including increasing access to clean and safe water in the most affected communities and decommissioning contaminated water supplies.More news: Here’s How to Install iOS 12 Before Its Official Release
WHO is supporting the Ministry of Health and Child Care to fight the outbreak by strengthening the coordination of the response and mobilizing national and worldwide health experts to form a cholera surge team.
"It is appalling that in 2018, people are still dying of such a preventable disease", said Jessica Pwiti, Amnesty International Zimbabwe's Executive Director.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who succeeded Mugabe, has pledged to tackle the current outbreak.
She urged the Mnangagwa administration to "learn from its predecessor's mistakes" and act urgently before more lives are lost.More news: Beating Serena Williams triggers advertising jackpot for Naomi Osaka