MASHONALAND Central has been banned all public gatherings in a move meant to contain the cholera outbreak.
In a memo to all district medical officers in the province, Mash Central provincial medical director, Dr Clement Chuma, said the measure is meant to contain cholera from spreading to other districts.
The outbreak has so far been concentrated in Shamva and Centenary.
“The country is currently battling a cholera outbreak, the outbreak started in Manicaland but it has now spread to other provinces, including Mashonaland Central,” he said.
“In Mashonaland Central, we now have cases in Shamva and Centenary so, in an effort to control the outbreak before it spreads, all public gatherings are banned.
“You are therefore instructed to engage all your stakeholders and ensure compliance.”
Under the Mash Central directorate are the following districts – Mazowe, Guruve, Mbire, Centenary, Mt Darwin Rushinga, Shamva and Bindura.
As of November 1, 2023, Mash Central had 138 suspected cholera cases, and 20 have been confirmed.
Two people were confirmed to have succumbed to cholera.