The government lifted a moratorium on employment of public servants to allow the increase in the number of healthcare workers.
Zimbabwe is one of 52 African countries that have recorded cases of COVID-19, having registered 36 infections and four fatalities, according to data from the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.
Like many governments around the world, the Zimbabwean government imposed a lockdown in a bid to stop the spread of the disease.
But as the lockdowns work to prevent a spread of COVID-19, health workers work at the front lines to treat the infected people ad prevent loss of life.
The health workers are the major talking point in this year’s International Nurses Day on May 12, as the world appreciates their efforts in the fight against the pandemic.