COVID-19: Infection in the US surges past 100,000, as Zimbabwe orders total lockdown

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The United States of America continued to record more infections after the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, with health officials on Saturday revealing that more than 104,000 cases have been reported.

Figures provided by Johns Hopkins University on Friday night revealed that the death toll exceeds 1,700 in the U.S., bringing the global death toll to 27,360.

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In Europe, Italy announced 919 new deaths from coronavirus, the highest number of deaths in any country reported within 24 hours since the outbreak started end of last year.

Read too: Death toll in COVID-19 in Spain reaches 4,858, when 769 people die within 24 hours

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe government, led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has announced that the country will go into blockade as of Monday, in an effort to control the spread of the coronavirus.

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So far, the country has recorded five cases and one death, 30-year-old journalist Zororo Makamba. The low number of cases, although "does not need to induce complacency," Mnangagwa said in a speech to the nation.

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