Perrence Shiri’s driver had died of COVID-19. Online publication ZimLive talked to George Charamba, the spokesman for the presidency and cabinet, told ZimLive: “The minister’s driver died from the virus and it is only normal that the minister goes into self-isolation, and in the process miss cabinet, as a contact of his former driver.”
Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Perrance Shiri (born Bigboy Samson Chikerema) died after his driver died of the deadly Coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health says 4 people died of Covid-19 in Manicaland, Bulawayo and Mashonaland East today, taking Zimbabwe’s official death toll to 40. There are 113 new cases and 112 of these are attributed to local transmission. The official tally is now 2 817.
Parliament was shut down on Tuesday after two unnamed Members of Parliament tested positive of the virus. On Tuesday, the government warned those who are said to be promoting false figures of COVID-19 cases in the country.
“The National Taskforce has noted with concern several reports of persons who are not authorised to issue statements and information regarding Covid-19 test results. This has led to misinformation that causes unnecessary panic and affects efforts to respond to the pandemic,” Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation quoted Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa as saying.
“We are at a time where we speak more about how many of our loved ones have passed on than how many have tested positive. This is not an easy time for the nation. Each one of us has a critical role to play in the battle that is before us. The Inter-Ministerial Taskforce continues to prepare so that we can deal with the eye of the storm.”
Source – Bulawayo24
In other news – ZNA spokesperson issues a statement on the Kuwadzana swarm of bees attack issue
ZNA spokesperson issues a statement on the Kuwadzana swarm of bees attack issue. So there has been news circulating on social media and in the streets that the police and soldiers were attacked by a swarm of bees whilst they were carrying out lockdown enforcement in Kuwadzana.
There was drama in Kuwadzan 4 yesterday when security forces who were enforcing lockdown were attacked with a swarm of bees…continue reading.