A Kwekwe businessman who tested positive for the novel coronavirus after returning from India has died.
Robson Kadenhe (76) and his wife, Mary of 22 Old Gokwe Road, Chicago Plots, Kwekwe returned from India on 29 April and both tested positive for COVID-19 on 9 May.
The couple’s niece, Nataly, who travelled with them from India, however, tested negative.
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Kadenhe died on 12 May. He was a known hypertensive on treatment and had high RBS levels above 33 at the time he was first seen by his doctor on 9 of May.
Kadenhe was the Kwekwe Residents chairperson and a prominent businessman in the city.
As a result, Kwekwe City Council has recommended restrictions on public gatherings in the city to curb the spread of the virus. A report of preliminary recommendations by the city read:
Community mobilisation and health education need to be stepped up. Public gatherings must be restricted in the city.
All returnees and foreigners need to be tested for Covid-19 and quarantined.
The outbreak report of Covid-19 in Kwekwe City started on the 12th of May 2021 following the death of Robson Kadenhe (76/M) of 22 Old Gokwe Road, Chicago Plots.
Mr Kadenhe, his wife (Mary Kadenhe) and nephew (Nataly Kadenhe, 21/F) who returned from India on 29th April were antigen (Ag) tested on 9 May 2021 at their plot by Dr Tavashure.
Mr Kadenhe and his wife tested positive and Nataly tested negative. Mr Kadenhe died on 12 May 2021.
… His condition is reported to have deteriorated on the 12th of May and as arrangements were being made to send him for ICU care, he died in an ambulance on arrival to Kwekwe hospital.
According to the report, one Zvichauya Midzi an EHT at Kwekwe City Health, who had contact with both Kadenhe and Nataly while they were processing their business licence tested positive on 12 May 2021 at Cimas Laboratory.
It is said a total of 9 contacts of the three cases were tested on 13 May at Al Davis Clinic and 6 tested positive.
India has been ravaged by the virus and as of 08:32 GMT on 15 May 2021, the country had recorded 24,372,907 cases, 266,229 deaths, and 20,432,898 recoveries, according to Worldometer.