HARARE, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean Health Minister Obadiah Moyo said Tuesday the death toll from a malaria outbreak continues to increase.

“The malaria death toll has increased and as we speak it’s now 152. We are in a malaria season in Zimbabwe but the country had focused more on the fight against COVID-19,” Moyo said during a news conference.

“We normally have our teams going out to test for malaria around this time and those found with malaria would receive their treatment. We have now started sending teams out, hence we have picked the outbreaks,” he added.

Health officials last week indicated

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