Zimbabwean doctors have said that the country’s coronavirus patient number 15 is and should be an eye-opener for the country.
This comes after the Ministry of Health on Monday released a statement saying that 17 people had so far tested positive for coronavirus.
All other patients which the country had confirmed had a history of travelling abroad or had contact with those who had travelled.
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Patient number 15 was however unique, local doctors told Zim Morning Post. One frontline doctor who spoke on condition of anonymity said:
The case of COVID-19 patient is an eye-opener in Zimbabwe. This patient has no history travel. Also, she has had no contact with an infected person.
Another local frontline doctor opined that there could be hundreds or even thousands of Zimbabweans who, without knowledge, are being infected and infecting others.
The doctor said it could be that many in the country were infected but still in the incubation stage, with the virus still undetectable hence the need to keep high hygienic standards and maintain social distancing.
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