By Zbc Reporter
The 193 returnees from Botswana who have been under 21 days quarantine at Bulawayo Polytechnic and United College of Education are set to be released after testing negative for COVID-19.
Speaking this Wednesday during an assessment tour of two quarantine facilities in Bulawayo, Deputy Minister of Public service, Labour and Social Welfare Honourable Lovemore Matuke said a total number of 94 male returnees out of a total of 256 housed at Bulawayo Polytechnic and 99 females and children out of a 200 quarantined at United College of Education will this week reunite with their families as it has been declared that they are free from the COVID-19 virus.
“I was informed this institution is housing 256 inmates from Botswana am happy that 94 have graduated, they have tested negative and are free to leave. They are all happy to go to their homes. The inmates have been getting enough food. We are quite happy they all came back negative,” said Deputy Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Honourable Lovemore Matuke.
Deputy Minister Matuke highlighted that the government is making transport arrangements and allowances for the returnees to ensure they have access to basic commodities as they return home to continue self-isolating.
“Next step is to provide transport; The Ministry will provide transport and allowances for the returnees to ensure they have basic commodities and feed themselves,” he said.
The remaining 272 returnees at the two facilities in Bulawayo are set to be tested soon.
By Zbc Reporter