The Minister of Health and Child Care Obadiah has said the government has set up mechanisms in quarantine centres to ensure that people do not infect each other.
This comes after the Zimbabwe Association for Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) pointed out that delays in testing returnees mean that some of them might be getting infected in the quarantine centres given that they are living in poor conditions. Said Moyo:
You can never tell if people are getting infected at quarantine centres but what is relevant is that we are ensuring that as they come in the returnees are given proper advice on how there should be social distancing.
They are aware that they are in the quarantine centres because of Covid-19 and therefore they have to make sure that they do not end up being infected.
As far as who has infected who, we are much more concerned about who has tested negative or positive.
Yes, we educate them, but we want to know at the end of the day who has the virus or not and immediately we take action with regards to those who are positive by taking them to isolation centres where they get clinical care.
On Friday, the Health Ministry announced that 28 people tested positive for the coronavirus and all were citizens who recently returned from South Africa.
Zimbabwe’s coronavirus cases have surged to 265 as more and more people test positive for the virus while in quarantine.