Harare fumigates Covid-19 hotspots

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By Pepertua Rojasi

HARARE City Council (HCC) has moved in to avert the spread of Covid-19 by fumigating potential hotspots in the
capital, including areas such as Mbare following a recent upsurge of the virus.
This comes as Zimbabwe has recorded an alarming rise in new infections, especially in schools and higher
learning institutions. As of Wednesday, the country had recorded a cumulative 9 508 confirmed cases, 8 336 recoveries and 274 deaths.

“We are fumigating all bus terminuses in the city and Mbare Musika particularly, we are fumigating around the hostels, the market as well as the bus terminus. All the buses are fumigated before entering the terminus,” HCC spokesperson Michael Chideme told the Daily News yesterday.

Currently, cases at Chinhoyi High School have risen from 31 to 57 after 26 more students tested positive for the virus, while at John Tallach High School 189 students were found positive.

Other schools that have reported Covid-19 cases include Matopo High school in Matabeleland South with 10 students infected, Chinhoyi University of Technology and Midlands State University also recorded cases recently.

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