Former Minister Speaks After Mother Succumbs To COVID-19
Former Minister of State in Vice President Joice Mujuru’s office, Sylvester Nguni, said the family was still puzzled as to where her late mother got the coronavirus from following her death from COVID-19.
Ambuya Nguni (82) succumbed to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus at Westend Hospital on 21 April, becoming Zimbabwe’s fourth confirmed death from the disease.
Speaking to The Herald in a telephone interview, Nguni revealed that one of the maids informed him at the beginning of the month that his mother had a bout of flu.
Nguni further disclosed that he arranged medication for her and she seemed to have recovered but on Monday she began having difficulties in breathing and they had to ferry her to Harare for treatment. He added:
We are all still puzzled as to where she could have got the virus from. Our homestead is more like a self-isolated facility, which is detached from the rest of the community. She stayed there with two maids and two herd boys.
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None of us was in contact with her since the beginning of the first phase of the lockdown up until now.
Meanwhile, deputy director disease prevention and control in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Dr Isaac Phiri has said that all the recent group of returnees now held in quarantine in Belvedere had been tested for COVID-19.
Phiri said the returnees would be tested again after seven days with the last tests set upon their discharge to ensure that they are COVID-19 free as they re-join the society.