United Bulawayo Hospital has reportedly quarantined 42 nurses and 26 student nurses after a 79-year-old woman succumbed to COVID-19 last week, the Chronicle reports.
Acting chief executive officer Dr Narcacius Dzvanga confirmed the development and said:
We continue to sanitise and check temperatures of everyone who comes into the hospital including health workers. So far more than 42 nurses and 26 student nurses have been quarantined and the figures are likely to increase.
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Bulawayo provincial medical director Dr Welcome Mlilo shed more light on the cases and said contact tracing was going on well and the nurses that were quarantined were asymptomatic and the nurses were tested and their results will be captured in national updates.
12 Mpilo Hospital nurses last month tested positive for COVID-19 and 197 hospital staff members were quarantined after the incident.