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Zimbabwe health has confirmed the country’s first covid-19 case. Minister Abadiah Moyo said through ZTV that the confirmed patient is Caucasian man.
“The patient is a 38-year-old Caucasian man … who had travelled to Manchester in the UK on the 7th of March and returned to his home in Victoria Falls on the 15th of March via South Africa,” he said.
This comes at a time when the country is experiencing a strain in the health sector. Not long ago health professionals were on strike demanding better pay.
The Zimbabwean government on Tuesday announced a raft of steps to prevent the virus from spreading – including the cancellation of public and sporting events, and constraints on gatherings. Schools will close on Tuesday.