Another Doctor Has Succumbed To COVID-19

3ย years agoThu, 01 Jul 2021 09:35:27 GMT
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Another Doctor Has Succumbed To COVID-19

Murehwa district medical officer Doctor Reginald Gwisai succumbed to Covid-19 complications on Tuesday and is set to be buried this Thursday in Featherstone.

Provincial medical director for Mashonaland East, Dr Paul Matsvimbo announced on Wednesday that Gwisai would be buried in line with laid down health protocols. He said:

_He died on Tuesday morning at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, and I have been told he will be buried in Featherstone._

Gwisai is the second doctor to die recently from Covid-19 after prominent medical practitioner, Dr Bilal Shah succumbed to COVID-19 last week and was buried at Warren Hills cemetery.

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  1. Prominent Medical Doctor, Bilal Shah, Succumbs To COVID-19

His death comes when Zimbabwe is grappling with a coronavirus resurgence that has seen new infections and COVID-19 deaths surge in recent weeks.

The surge is attributed to complacency and the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus that was first discovered in India.

Authorities believe the variant is already in the country after a Kwekwe businessman who died last month tested positive for the variant.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Child Care is encouraging members of the public to get vaccinated to increase the chances of surviving the novel virus.

Tight measures including a dusk to dawn curfew have been imposed on the country to curb the spread and transmission of the virus.

More: Pindula News; The Herald



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