Zim’s COVID-19 cases now at 63, returnees from SA test positive

By ZBC Reporter
ZIMBABWE’S COVID_19 confirmed cases have risen to 63. The seven new cases are all returnees from South Africa who are under quarantine in Beitbridge.
In a statement, the Ministry of Health and Child Care says as of the 26th of May, the cumulative number of tests done is 38 352 with 22 402 RDT and 15 950 PCR.
Recoveries from Covid-19 in Zimbabwe are at 25 while four deaths have been recorded since the onset of the outbreak on the 20th of March 2020.
The country is on Level 2 lockdown for an indefinite period which is reviewed after every two weeks and authorities have been credited for putting in place effective measures to contain the deadly pandemic.
“Masks should be worn tightly around the chin and top of the nose, avoid touching the mask while it is on the face and the mask should be immediately removed if it becomes moist,” cautioned the statement from the Ministry of Health and Child Care as the number of confirmed cases continue to go up. It is mandatory for every citizen in Zimbabwe to wear a mask outside their homes.
Worldwide Coronavirus has killed over 350 000 people while over five million cases have been recorded, just above two million have recovered from the highly contagious disease. The virus was first detected in China last year and has since spread worldwide. Countries which have been hard-hit include Italy, United States, Brazil Russia, United Kingdom, Spain and South Africa has the highest number of cases in Africa. South Africa has recorded 524 deaths from the disease to date and it has over 24 000 confirmed coronavirus cases.