2 COVID-19 patients reportedly escaped from a quarantine facility at Pangani Training Centre in Matabeleland South, The Herald reports
The matter came to light as ZRP Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi was updating the nation on their duty as police during the lockdown. According to the publication Assistant Commissioner Nyathi said these are the statistics of people who escaped from quarantine recently:
The two Covid-19 positive returnees escaped from Pangani Training Centre in Matabeleland South, with another seven escaping from Bulawayo Polytechnic and the 10th from Mushagashe Training Centre in Masvingo.
Speaking about the incidents of people escaping from quarantine the ZRP spokesperson said:
Of concern is the manner in which these people are escaping from these centres and police are, however, investigating the circumstances.
We believe that they are taking advantage of the porous security fences and walls at some of these institutions and other surroundings that don’t have lights,
Assistant Commissioner Nyathi also said, they also impounded 857 kombis operating illegally and exposing people to COVID-19. Zimbabwe as of this morning has recorded 787 COVID-19 cases.
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