What is it about?

This articles lays out how the Zimbabwean government and its people reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also tries to lay out the effects the pandemic has on the people putting much emphasis on psychological effects.

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Why is it important?

It is important in the sense that it helps the readers to better understand what is happening on the ground in Zimbabwe in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also helps different nations understand that when responding to pandemics like this one, they should not just use a one-size fits all approach but the interventions must be contextualised.


This publication offers knowledge on how a nation and its people respond to disastrous situations. The two may conflict in how they react towards the pandemic therefore it requires meaningful consultations and involvement of the lay people when nations try to respond to disasters. Nations must also try to respond to pandemics in a holistic manner so that they can meaningfully assist people.

Rosemary Chigevenga
Great Zimbabwe University

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This page is a summary of: Commentary on COVID-19 in Zimbabwe., Psychological Trauma Theory Research Practice and Policy, July 2020, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/tra0000692.
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