Hillside Police Officers Sent Home After Attending To A Nurse Aide Who Violated Self Isolation Orders
Police officers who attended to a 52-year-old who works at Mater Dei hospital and had been ordered to self-isolate after she attended to the 79-year-old man who died and tested positive for COVID-19 posthumously have been sent home, Zimlive reports.
8 Police officers were indirectly and directly in contact with the nurse aide who came in to report her tenant hours after she had been ordered to self-isolate. One of the officers who sat on the bench with her went to work complaining of flu and was sent home.
This was revealed in a memo at the police station seen by the publication which reads in part:
…On April 14, the officer who had sat with the nurse aide on the bench went to the ZRP Bulawayo Camp Hospital complaining of a flu. He was given sick no duty for three days and is supposed to report for duty on April 17, 2020.
Among the police members the patient got in contact with, so far, it is Constable ****** who is not feeling well. There are chances that same could have had body contact with the patient although it was not revealed. There is need to self-isolate the concerned members.
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Meanwhile yet another nurse violated self-isolation measures and was seen at a shopping mall in Bulawayo after testing positive for the virus.