The Ministry of Health and Child Care says the cholera situation in the country is under control and a team from the ministry and other partners is on the ground providing medication to confirmed cases and monitoring suspected cases.

Speaking to the ZBC News this evening, the Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa said he has for the past two days been in Chegutu where  four people died of the disease, and 9 other cases where being monitored.

“Our team as well as those from our partners who include the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, MSF and Chegutu Municipality are on the ground monitoring the situation. We have set up a Cholera treatment camp at Chinengudu Clinic in Chegutu and I can tell the nation that the situation in under control,” he said.

Dr Parirenyatwa added that from the nine suspected cases reported yesterday, there are two confirmed cases and patients are currently receiving treatment.

The Minister also said since those infected were mourners who attended the funeral wake of an elderly woman who had her body prepared for burial as part of the Muslim religious practice, they are holding their breaths that others who attended the funeral were not affected.

He urged Zimbabweans to be very careful on personal hygiene by way on wash food stuffs using running water, drinking boiled or chlorinated water and eating hot food.