Zimbabwe might well be seeing its first case of the coronavirus (covid-19) as the Ministry of Health has finally confirmed that a 27 year old woman who recently came from China has been quarantined at Wilkins Hospital.

This was confirmed by Dr Portia Manangazira today (Wednesday). She is the Director of Epidemiology and Disease Control in the Health Ministry. It’s a department that will probably become more visible in the next coming days if the coronavirus case is confirmed.

Yes, we have the case of a 27-year-old Zimbabwean who is being held at the Wilkins Hospital’s specialised unit in isolation.

She was in Wuhan and passed through Guangzhou where she was certified to be Coronavirus negative and has a certificate to show for it.

When she arrived we were aware that she was coming because the Chinese authorities had alerted us and we took the precautionary steps of putting her in isolation.

She is presently being monitored by a team of experts, including Chinese physicians. We will keep the nation updated.

Dr Managazira


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