A recent update being received by Humanitarian Post confirms that one lady aged 27 has been quarantined at the Wilkins Infectious diseases Hospital in the first suspected case of the deadly Coronavirus.
According to health authorities in Harare, the Chinese national arrived yesterday from Asian country with suspected symptoms of the deadly virus.
However , officially, no confirmation has been made on whether the symptoms are positively identifying with the virus.
Meanwhile , City Health Director Prosper Chonzi said that they have moved all the patients to Beatrice Infectious Diseases Hospital to pave way for investigations.
He said the Minister of Health would issue a statement soon.
Efforts to get a comment from the Health Minister on the matter have been fruitless as he is not picking calls
The developments come barely a fortnight since the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) urged government to do more in preventing the deadly Coronavirus indicating that current measures are not enough to protect the nation.
In a statement released , ZADHR called on health authorities to strengthen the existing systems.
“The association notes with concern the growing number of cases of Coronavirus in China and around the world and calls upon Government of Zimbabwe to urgently strengthen existing response mechanisms to ensure an effective coordinated response to guard against cases of Coronavirus,” the statement said.
The world over, 70 000 cases of Coronavirus have been reported with around 2 000 lives being lost.