In a statement, the Ministry said all 27 are returnees and are in isolation.
“Twenty-seven cases tested positive for COVID-19. These are returnees from South Africa and are all isolated,” read the statement.
Information Ministry permanent secretary Nick Mangwana also released similar information on Twitter.
He said, “We have registered 27 confirmed cases in one day and all are returnees from South Africa.”
To date, Zimbabwe has 314 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 46 recoveries, 268 active cases and 4 deaths.
32 282 rapid screening test have been conducted with a total PCR tests of 22 253.
The Ministry reiterated on the issue of quarantining returning residents saying it helps in the early detection of COVID-19 cases and prevention of local transmission of the disease.