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New Covid-19 strain more virulent: President

President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the National Heroes’ Acres Thursday, for the burial of Cdes Moton Malianga and Ellen Gwaradzimba

Online Reporter

THE current wave of Covid-19 is more virulent and requires Zimbabweans to be more disciplined, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said.

“The present Covid-19 variant is stronger and spreads much faster, hence we must be more vigilant, disciplined and shift our attitude and behaviour. Alive to the ongoing reality, let us, however,  not lose heart. Let us fight on and resolve to overcome.”

In his two-part eulogy, the President narrated the role of the two cadres in the fight for Independence and after Uhuru.The burial ceremony was held in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols and guidelines.

Previously, the nation has seen only such twin burials at the national shrine, that of Victoria Chitepo and Vivian Mwashita (April 13, 2016) and Maud Muzenda and George Rutanhire (August 26, 2017).