32 returning Zimbabweans whisked into compulsory quarantine
By Staff Reporter
THIRTY-TWO Zimbabweans who landed Monday at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport while returning from different world countries were immediately whisked away into compulsory quarantine outside Harare as part of government attempts to prevent the further spread of coronavirus in the country.
This was confirmed by Information Permanent Secretary Nick Mangwana as positive cases of Covid-19 in the country have been linked to residents returning from overseas countries.
Although Mangwana put the number of the residents at 30, media reports say there were in fact 32 returning locals.
Just like other world countries, Zimbabwe has imposed strict measures to try and manage the world pandemic, amid fears it blow up and overwhelm the country’s fragile health system.
Zimbabwe has confirmed 14 cases of Covid-19 with three deaths so far.
The country is currently under a 21-day lockdown set to end in seven days’ time.