Govt revises Covid-19 confirmed cases from 40 down to 34, admits mistake
By Health Reporter
ZIMBABWE’S confirmed cases of coronavirus have mysteriously fallen from 40 to 34 with authorities admitting erring in hiking the number this week.
In its latest update of the Covid-19 situation in the country, the country’s health ministry said the six cases reported as having been positive for the virus in Harare during the week, were in fact negative.
“The Ministry would like to report the results of the Quality Assurance process instituted following an unusual clustering of six cases that were reported as positive from Harare on the 29th of April 2020 have confirmed all of them were negative for Covid-19,” the ministry said.
“Therefore, to date, Zimbabwe still has 34 confirmed Covid-19 cases and not forty as previously reported,” said the ministry.
The embarrassing mistake by the ministry comes amid doubts the country’s authorities were understating the real situation on the Covid-19 menace in the country due failure to conduct mass testing among citizens.