Six Prison Guards Die From COVID-19
2 March 2021
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By James Gwati- The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service said it has lost six of its staff members to Covid-19 since the commencement of national lockdown last year.

The institution which also lost its former Boss, Paradzai Zimondi to the pandemic also said inmates were not spared by the COVID-19 related death.

“Six inmates and two dependents were also not spared as they were among the total 14 deaths we recorded,” said the ZPCS spokesperson, Chief Correctional Officer Meya Khanyezi, this week adding that they recorded 1137 confirmed cases and among them, 403 were officers, 564 inmates and 170 dependents.

The statistics collected from all 46 prisons across the country were released during the voluntary Covid-19 vaccination doses that saw Commissioner-General Moses Chihobvu and permanent secretary of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Virginia Mabhiza leading junior and senior officers in being vaccinated in the capital on Monday.