Zim records third case of Covid-19

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©️ ZIMBABWE yesterday recorded its third case of the deadly coronavirus after one of the people who came into contact with the late Zororo Makamba, who died of the disease on Monday,  tested positive for the virus.

The Health and Child Care ministry yesterday said that one person out of the 15 individuals who presented themselves for testing at Wilkins Hospital in Harare after coming into contact with Zororo tested positive to the virus.

“As of today, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country is three. Today, the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory tested a total 15 specimens, the majority being from contacts of the deceased. One male tested positive,” read the statement.

The statement also indicated that a pregnant woman from Masvingo was tested for the virus after she presented herself at Masvingo Provincial Hospital with coronavirus symptoms.

“She had travelled to South Africa on the 28th February 2020 and returned on the 7th March 2020,” the ministry said. “The local rapid response team assessed her and advised that she be put under self-isolation at home. Specimens have been collected for testing,” read the statement.

 

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