NASHVILE Secondary School in Gweru has started mass COVID-19 testing of students in response to circulating pictures on social media of pupils lying helplessly in the sun and alleged to be down with COVID-19.
By Patricia Mashiri
The testing exercise commenced last night with teams from the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) havig been deployed to investigate, screen and test the pupils.
Speaking to HealthTimes, a Nashville Secondary staff member who refused to be named confirmed that there were massive testing going on.
The Headmaster and other administration workers are at the student’s residents were COVID-19 tests are underway. I heard they will be testing day scholars as soon as they are done with the boarders,” said the staffer.
A picture of students lying on the ground basking under the sun and an audio of a parent urging other parents of Nashville students to go check on their kids has been viral on social media.
According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) daily situational report 53 new COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths have been recorded as of 21 October 2021.