Kwekwe Proportional Representation MP Perseverance Zhou (ZANU PF) has revealed that she recently tested positive for coronavirus and is currently self-isolating at her home in Ruwa.
Zhou said she was tested for the virus three weeks ago in parliament and the results came back negative.
However, her health took a nosedive last week on Saturday and she went to a health facility in Harare where test results showed she had contracted the coronavirus. Zhou said:
I dismissed it as ordinary flu which would just get better. However, last week Saturday, I started feeling very hot and I had difficulties in breathing. I then went to a medical centre in Harare where I got tested.
The parliament tests tested negative. However, blood tests through red blood cells and white blood cells showed that there was a presence of COVID-19.
I then went into self-isolation at my home in Ruwa and I have a nurse taking care of me.
Zhou said she is now feeling much better and was even able to participate in parliament this week through a webinar, though she was on oxygen.