In April, Harare wrote to international finance institutions for a bailout, but nothing came out of it.
Only last week Zimbabwe was assured it would receive a US$7m World Bank bailout to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, despite being in arrears with the Washington-based lender.
However, the US said there was need to carefully trace how the money would be used in Zimbabwe considering that there are high levels of corruption in handling public funds.
US chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee Senator Jim Risch said: “The US$7m World Bank grant for Zimbabwe reported today should come with strict transparency and accountability measures to ensure Zimbabweans receive services and support during Covid-19 and that these funds aren't lost to ongoing mismanagement by the Zimbabwean government.”
Meanwhile, Mozambique received US$309m and Kenya got US$739m from the same fund.