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“She was referred to Wilkins Hospital for COVID-19 tests but died on the way…”
By Simba Chikanza| The Zimbabwean government risks being referred to the United Nations Security council after it failed to report a case of suspected Corona virus in a woman who returned from China in January and just yesterday presented herself to her doctor and died a day later.
The symptoms explained are synonymous with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and yet the Zimbabwean government has been silent on this amid revelations the state is neither checking people who enter through the RGM airport nor quarantining them.
To date the Zim government has submitted records to the United Nations and other bodies claiming that there are no cases at all of coronavirus in the country. And just today the live satellite map said the country is clear of coronavirus. However just 2 days before Parliament debated that they are several people who are currently current quarantined in Norton.
In the latest development, the government says “a Mutare woman who returned from China on 24 January, presented to her GP on 6 March complaining of shortness of breath.
“She was referred to Wilkins Hospital for COVID-19 tests but died on the way. Subsequent tests at Wilkins indicated negative for Coronavirus.”
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Meanwhile, it was not clear if the ministry of health has done a contact tracing procedure so to ascertain potential viral spread.