Harare has reported new five cases of cholera amidst an ongoing water crisis in the city.
The local authority is currently facing difficulties in acquiring water treatment chemicals, resulting in a severe scarcity of water.
The recent cholera cases emerge during a period when residents have been experiencing days without access to running water.
The Harare City Council announced on their social media platform, X.com (formerly Twitter), that the confirmed cases originated from five different residential areas in Harare.
Of these cases, three individuals had reportedly come into contact with individuals who had recently visited Buhera, a province in Manicaland where a cholera outbreak has been ongoing for several weeks.
“The city would like to inform residents that it has now five confirmed cholera cases in Hopley Zone 5, Stoneridge, Southlands, Granary, and Adbernie Mbare.
“Three of the cases had visited Buhera where there is a cholera outbreak while some may have contracted from local sources,” City of Harare wrote.
“We urge all residents in these affected areas and Greater Harare to take necessary precautions to avoid contracting cholera,” reads the post.