Mimosa Mining Company is on high alert following the coronavirus outbreak which has claimed hundreds of lives in China.
At least 506 novel Coronavirus cases are under surveillance in Zimbabwe while a special unit is being set up at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals to serve as a national command centre for mitigation measures.
Speaking at the Post Cabinet Media Briefing yesterday, Health and Child Care Minister Dr. Obadiah Moyo said the mining company has pledged to purchase state of the art equipment from South Africa to help in Coronavirus surveillance at all Zimbabwean airports.
“We have been approached by Mimosa whereby they decided to donate equipment for all our airports and this is highly appreciated.
“Right now as we speak, they went with one of our environmental health officers including our director in South Africa where they are looking for the equipment.
“The latest equipment will be installed at our airports so that we don’t miss any case.
“We will be monitoring all suspected cases for 21 days. We have environmental health officers across the country who will be tasked with these duties,” he said.