Coronavirus

15 Deportees From Botswana Test Covid-19 Positive

Fifteen (15) deportees from Botswana Friday tested positive for the coronavirus and were part of the 52 cases reported by the Ministry of Health and Child Care.

The Ministry, however, did not indicate where the deportees are and their current condition.

It is not the first time for deportees, especially from Botswana, to test positive for the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the ministry announced in a Friday daily coronavirus update that 57 cases were hospitalised 5 of which were asymptomatic, 40 were in mild to moderate state, 9 were in a severe state while 3 were in intensive care units.

The ministry also reported that the Friday update was exclusive of results from Masvingo and Matebeleland South that did not submit their reports.

Zimbabwe now has officially reported a total of 39 144 cumulative cases, 36 690 recoveries, 849 active cases and 1605 deaths since the first case was reported in March 2020.

The Southern African country has also rolled out a vaccination programme with the aim of achieving herd or community immunity.

 

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