Mass COVID-19 Testing In Mhondoro Villages As Gogo Nguni's Contacts Test Positive For Coronavirus
The government has reportedly embarked on mass testing for coronavirus in Mhondoro villages where Gogo Chitemere-Nguni resided.
Gogo Nguni was mother to former government Minister Sylvester Nguni, succumbed to the virus last week becoming the country’s fourth COVID-19 death.
The Ministry of Health reported that two of her contacts have since tested positive prompting the ministry to embark on the mass testing exercise.
Speaking to The Herald on Sunday, Health Minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo said:
Our teams from Harare and Mashonaland West have since started combing the whole area, tracing and testing all individuals as we try to get to the bottom of this issue.
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Meanwhile, the Nguni family has denied earlier reports which had suggested that gogo Nguni had come into contact with a relative who had returned from the United Kingdom saying that they do not know Christopher Chitemere of Harare although they have a relative with the same name.
It said that it was a mere coincidence of names adding that Gogo Nguni never got in touch with this Chitemere and the only time she came to Harare in recent days was when she was brought to West End Hospital for treatment.
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