The official death toll had risen to 493 people as of 29 March, according to the Government.
A new cholera outbreak was reported in Nhamatande; nine Cholera Treatment Centres have been established in Beira and other locations.
More than 140,000 people were displaced in 161 sites across Sofala (116 sites), Manica (27 sites), Zambezia (13 sites) Tete (5 sites); of whom more than 7,400 were identified as vulnerable, according to the Government.
Flooding following Cyclone Idai in mid-March has now affected 270,000 people as of 30 March 2019.
• The most heavily affected areas are the districts of Chimanimani and Chipinge in Manicaland which have been isolated due to roads and bridges being washed away. Mashonaland East (Chikomba district) and Masvingo (Zaka and Bikita districts) have also been affected.
• The flood response is being led by the Department of Civil Protection at the national and provincial levels.
• Two district command centres have been set up in Chimanimani and Chipinge. A logistics base has been set up in Mutare.
Open AccessPublished:March 28, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30730-8
The Lancet Infectious Diseases