A Zimbabwean woman is being held in solitary confinement at the Wilkins Hospital following her return on Tuesday from Wuhan, China, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.
The development was confirmed by Epidemiology and Disease Control (Ministry of Health and Child Care) Director Dr Portia Manangazira this Wednesday. She said:
Yes, we have the case of a 27-year-old Zimbabwean who is being held at the Wilkins Hospital’s specialised unit in isolation.
She was in Wuhan and passed through Guangzhou where she was certified to be Coronavirus negative and has a certificate to show for it.
When she arrived we were aware that she was coming because the Chinese authorities had alerted us and we took the precautionary steps of putting her in isolation.
She is presently being monitored by a team of experts, including Chinese physicians. We will keep the nation updated.