The Chinese Embassy In Zimbabwe has announced that it has finished refurbishing Wilkins Hospital, a Harare institution designated for infectious diseases.
The institution was recently shut down to allow for the renovations which the Embassy says took 18 days and US$500 000.
Posting on Twitter, the Embassy said:
500,000 USD and 18 days, Wilkins hospital upgraded and delivered into service for the Zimbabwean people by the Chinese business community. Together we stand strong.#ChinaZimbabwe #COVID19
The development comes when Zimbabwe has just recorded its 8th coronavirus case after a 21-year-old male tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe has so far recorded one coronavirus related death, Zororo Makamba who died at Wilkins recently.
Makamba’s death exposed the country’s unpreparedness to fight the virus with his family suggesting that Wilkins Hospital lacked a number of essentials including ventilators.