Bulawayo Traces 380 COVID-19 Contacts

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Bulawayo Traces 380 COVID-19 Contacts

Up to date, 380 people who were contacts of COVID-19 cases in Bulawayo have been successfully traced, and necessary testings and follow-ups have been conducted. Sunday News reports

This was revealed by Bulawayo mayor Councillor Solomon Mguni who spoke to the publication and said:

A total of 380 contacts of all the positive cases have since been identified, classified and followed up. As it stands at least 11 cases are due to active local transmission. Efforts to prudently implement effective outbreak containment measures are ongoing.

The city has also conducted testing of at least 101 residents of the gated community and all the RT-PCR and RDT tested negative for the pandemic. In Event Based Surveillance the seven Rapid Response Teams activated on 27 February 2020 have been following up rumours of possible suspected cases of Covid-19 since then

Bulawayo has recorded 12 COVID-19 cases including one death so far. However, 2 people have so far violated self-isolation in the City, a Matar Dei Nurse aide who attended to the city’s fatality and a ZIMRA employee who was placed on self-isolation after hee colleague tested positive for the virus.

More: Sunday News



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