Zimbabwe Records First Coronavirus Case

Zimbabwe Records First Coronavirus Case

 

Zimbabwe on Friday recorded its first coronavirus case, a man who returned to his home in the tourist resort town of Victoria Falls from Britain at the weekend.

Health Minister Obadiah Moyo announced on state television ZTV, “This is the first case of Covid-19 in Zimbabwe.”

“The patient is a 38-year-old Caucasian man… who had travelled to Manchester in the UK on the 7th of March and returned to his home in Victoria Falls on the 15th of March via South Africa,” he said.

The Zimbabwean government on Tuesday announced a raft of steps to prevent the virus from spreading – including the cancellation of public and sporting events, and constraints on gatherings. Schools will close on Tuesday.