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24 How Mine Employees Have Tested Positive For Covid-19.


A statement released by the Management said the Ministry of Health and Child Care had recommended the mine to temporarily lockdown from 6 August 2020.

According to the statement,only medical emergencies will be allowed to leave the Mine premises in an effort to contain the virus and prevent further spread.

Hwange Colliery Company Limited, Unki and Fidelity Printers and Refiners also had employees testing positive for the virus.

Meanwhile, Zvishavane District has become a Covid-19 epicentre in the Midlands Province, with 151 confirmed cases, prompting the provincial taskforce to call for stiffer prevention measures .

More cases have since emerged, leaving the district leading in terms of infections followed by Gweru District, which has 73 cases while Gokwe South is the third highest with 17 cases followed by Kwekwe (15), Mberengwa District (11), Gokwe North (4) and Chirumhanzu (2).

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Statistics released by the Ministry of Health and Child Care show that the Midlands Province has 276 cases.

Midlands Provincial Affairs and Devolution Minister Larry Mavima said there was need for people to take Covid-19 health guidelines seriously to avoid further infection .

About five nurses at Gweru Provincial Hospital are in quarantine after they got in contact with the late acting Midlands Provincial deputy registrar, Mr. Andrew Mpambo, who succumbed to Covid-19 while admitted to the hospital.

Gweru Provincial Hospital medical superintendent, Dr Fabian Mashingaidze, said the medical staff were waiting for their Covid-19 test results.


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