THE Coronavirus (COVID-19) seem not to be respecter of boundaries or Geography. Zimbabwe has recorded two new cases of rural community transmission of COVID-19, both contacts to the late 82-year-old Gogo Nguni who died at a private health facility in Harare last week.
By Michael Gwarisa
The two new cases number 29 and 30 which were reported on Saturday, April 25 2020 were amongst the 65 samples that were collected from contacts to the late case number 27 (Gogo Nguni).
According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), they have intensified surveillance and contact tracing to ensure the spread of the virus does not get out of control.
To date, Zimbabwe has 31 confirmed cases including five recoveries and four deaths. The ministry continues to be on high alert to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of intensified surveillance and contact tracing, the ministry has to date identified and collected samples from 69 contact of the late case number 27.
“Case number 29 and 30 reported yesterday involve a 46-year-old female and a 66-year-old male patients respectively. Both are residents of Mhondoro and were direct contacts to the late case number 27. The rapid response team (RRT) visited them at home in their village for assessment and collected samples for testing. Currently, they have been advised to self-isolate at home as both have mild disease,” said the Ministry of Health.