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Coronavirus cases increase as a person who came in contact with Zororo Makamba tests positive. The number of confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in Zimbabwe have gone up to three after the Ministry of Health and Child Care confirmed that a male patient who was in contact with ‘Patient 2’ Zororo Makamba has tested positive for the disease. Zororo who was Zimbabwe’s second coronavirus patient died on Monday morning and was buried on Tuesday.

The Ministry revealed that it had tested 15 specimens, mostly from people who had come in contact with Zororo, and only 1 of them has come out positive so far.

However, the health officials are still waiting for the results of a suspected case involving a Masvingo woman who travelled to South Africa recently and who has been put under self-isolation pending the results of the coronavirus test.

Below is the full update from the Ministry of Health and Child Care.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: 24 MARCH 2020

The Ministry would like to advise the nation that the second case of COVID-19 who deceased yesterday at Wilkins Hospital, was buried today under supervision by the Ministry of Health and Child Care in line with guidance from the Public Health Act [15: 17].

As of today, the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country is now three. Today, the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory tested a total of 15 specimens, the majority being from contacts of the deceased case. One male tested positive for COVID-19, more details to be provided later.

The Ministry continues to be on HIGH alert to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source – iHarare

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If you suspect you have COVID-19 infection or wish to obtain more information on this disease, please call the Ministry of Health and Child Care on toll-free hotline number 2019 for assistance +263714734593 or +263774112531

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