27 more test positive for COVID-19 in Zimbabwe

A Kenyan ministry of health medical worker takes a swab from a truck driver during a testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Namanga one stop border crossing point between Kenya and Tanzania, in Namanga, Kenya May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care says Zimbabwe has recorded 27 new positive COVID-19 Cases all returnees from South Africa and are all isolated.

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.”

Nick Mangwana@nickmangwana

We have registered 27 confirmed cases in one day and all are returnees from South Africa. They have now been isolated.

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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.

Source – Byo24