13500 Zimbabweans have reportedly returned home from South Africa ahead of the 21 days lockdown announced by the president, New Ziana reports.
This was revealed by the Health Minister today as he was briefing Harare Provincial Joint Operations Command on Government’s response to the lockdown.
Dr Moyo said:
We have suddenly seen a large influx of returning residents through our Beitbridge border post. For instance we were advised that initially there was a group of 550 nationals who came from South Africa, having been returned by the South African government. That group we have recommended that they be put under self-quarantine at controllable venues.
The second group we also advise that there is 4 000 nationals who were coming through that border. They followed by another group of 9 000 who also came through that border.
We would like those people, 13 000 people to really exercise absolute self quarantine. We have advised the responsible authorities to make sure that they are monitored,
In the same meeting, the health minister said 6 patients were recovering from COVID-19 at home.
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