The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, George Guvamatanga and 8 members of his family have tested positive for the coronavirus.
This was announced by Nick Mangwana the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services. Mangwana posted on Twitter Saturday night saying:
Perm Sec @GGuvamatanga is one of our #Covid19Zim recovered cases. This virus affected 9 members of his household.
Tomorrow (Sunday) at 2100 he will talk of his experience inluding a lack of appetite that made it a challenge to push down just a teaspoonful of food.
Guvamatanga joins a long list of government officials that have tested positive for the coronavirus while some including the former minister of Lands and Agriculture, Perrance Shiri have since died.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Child Care on Saturday night stated that the country had recorded two (2) more deaths and 104 new local coronavirus deaths.
The country has so far registered 130 deaths linked to the deadly virus since March when the first fatality was reported.