Byo council shuts down clinics over Covid-19
BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) has been forced to temporarily shut down Princess Margaret Rose Clinic after one of the nurses at the institution tested positive for Covid-19.
This comes after Phelandaba Clinic, also owned by the local authority, was closed to allow it to undergo fumigation after a reported case of the virus.
Director of health services in Bulawayo Edwin Sibanda confirmed the new development.
“The clinic would be fumigated from today (Thursday) to tomorrow (Friday).
“It had not been closed yet, but we are closing it temporarily while services would be scaled down,” he said, adding that nurses who were working at the clinic would be sent home where they would be tested for Covid-19.“Their test samples would be done and collected from their homes,” he said without elaborating the number of nurses that have been affected.