Authorities have taken 7 out of 18 people who escaped from Mkoba Teacher’s college quarantine back to the centre, The Herald reports. One Police officer and one security guard are believed to be manning the facility and people are taking advantage of that to climb a tree at the facility that has branches protruding over the wall to escape from quarantine.
This was revealed by Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs Larry Mavima when he was addressing a leadership meeting in Mvuma. Mavhima said:
We have managed to track down seven returning residents who escaped from Mkoba Teachers’ College quarantine two weeks ago. We hear that the whereabouts of six other escapees is now known and it’s a matter of days before they are taken back to quarantine centres.
The Covid-19 rapid response team, the police and local leadership from the village in question will go together so that they easily identify these people
However, it is believed that returnees are also using the tree route to roam the streets of Gweru unnoticed by the authorities which increases the risk of spreading the virus in Midlands.
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