Zimbabwe food security monitoring report: January 2021

During the month of January 2021, the country recorded as highest daily confirmed COVID-19 cases of above 1,000 since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in March 2020. the cumulative number of confirmed cases increased by more than 58% from 13,867 cases including 363 deaths on 31 of December 2020 to 33,271 cases including 1,193 deaths by 31 of January 2021 . The Government of Zimbabwe reintroduced lockdown measures of level 4 on January 06, 2021. The initial 30- day period was extended by a further 15 days up to the 15`° of February 2021 and the situation will be reviewed during the month of February. Parts of the country received above-normal rainfall during the month of January, leading to waterlogging in some parts of the country. Crop and livestock condition was reported to be good in most districts with harvest expected to start in April.