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CORONA VIRUS UPDATE : 506 PEOPLE BEING MONITORED IN ZIMBABWE

According to state broadcaster Zbc, 506 people are being monitored for suspected novel corona virus in the country.

INFORMATION, Publicity and Broadcasting Services minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa on Tuesday
said a total af 506 people are being monitored for suspected novel corona virus in the country, although to date there is no recorded or confirmed case.

Addressing the frst past cabinet briefing of the year at Munhumutapa offices in the capital, Senator
Monica Mutsvangwa said Cabinet had been briefed on the latest situation regarding the Novel
coronavirus, adding that there is still no vaccine for the virus which was discovered in the late 1960s.

“The country has 506 persons who have come from countries with people infected with the virus and are
being monitored and under constant surveillance. They are being followed up on by environmental health officers, although to date there is no recorded or confirmed case of the Novel Coronavirus in the country.

Health &Child Care Minister Dr obadiah Moyo said that everyone is ready and the country is well
equipped to deal with the monitoring and controlling of infections at all its ports of entry including all
border posts and airports.

“We recently visited Vic Falls, Robert Gabriel Mugabe and assessed and are satisfied with what is in place
and that it is adequate. We have thermo-detectors which detect fevers-a major symptom of the virus
“Mimosa has offered to donate more latest equipment for all our ports of entry and airports such as the
latest thermos-detector.

They are in SA for the latest technology, testing kits and equipment,'” Moyo told reporters during post cabinet briefing He said they had prepared isolation units far those travelling fram suspected countries should there be need to quarantine them.

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