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Health Workers Shun Coronavirus Testing

The Ministry of Health and Child Care in Midlands has bemoaned the reluctance by frontline workers to get tested for the novel coronavirus despite their exposure to the health hazard.

Midlands province has received 200 rapid test kits from Government as part of decentralising Covid-19 testing. The testing for frontline workers particularly health care workers has been made mandatory.

Midlands Provincial Medical Director Dr Reginald Mhene had this to say:

We recently received 200 test kits from Government so that we do rapid tests of suspected cases as well as frontline workers.

The challenge is the workers are reluctant to get tested in some instances we would test three people a day.

In its coronavirus (COVID-19) update on 25 April 2020, the Ministry of Health and Child Care revealed that a total of 380 tests were done on Saturday, giving a total of 6 067 screening and diagnostic tests done to date.

Zimbabwe now has thirty-one confirmed cases, including two recoveries and four deaths.

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