"We also thought that it is not unreasonable given the fact that institutions such as the University of Zimbabwe, which are further away from the epicentre of the cholera menace, have had to shelve their graduation ceremony", he said.
This comes in the wake of media reports that the Minister of Health and Childcare, Obadiah Moyo, pushed the outbreak on Harare City Council for failing to provide the city with clean and safe water while neglecting burst sewer systems in Glenview and Budiriro suburds.
A nurse takes care of a cholera patient during a visit of Zimbabwe Minister of Health, at the cholera treatment centre of the Beatrice Infectious Diseases Hospital, in Harare, on September 11, 2018.
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"The number of cases has continued to soar", he said.
Cholera, which can kill within hours if untreated, is caused by the consumption of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.
Harare has also requested for drinking water from agencies under United Nations as well as from private organization.
Newly installed President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who has pledged to revive Zimbabwe's ailing economy and improve public services, said officials were working to "contain and overcome" the most recent outbreak.More news: Guardiola calls for response from Sane
In 2008, one of the worst cholera outbreaks to hit the country infected more than 100,000 people and claimed more than 4 000 lives.
"I urge all residents of affected areas to exercise extra care with their hygiene & follow the instructions of the authorities", Mnangagwa said in a Twitter post on Wednesday.
Last month, 47 African countries committed to ending cholera outbreaks by 2030 at a WHO Regional Committee for Africa summit in Senegal's capital, Dakar. "We are here to see if there are adequate drugs and we have already ordered more drugs which are coming soon", he said.
Jessica Pwiti, the executive director of Amnesty International Zimbabwe, said it was appalling that people were still dying from a preventable disease in the 21st century.More news: Delta II set for final launch after almost 30 years
This would be critical to prevent further deaths and suffering from such medieval diseases, he said. To date 1,901 suspected cases, 58 confirmed cases and 24 deaths have been reported in Harare and an additional 6 districts.