Several schools in Mberengwa District have been put under lockdown as the number of pupils and teachers who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus has risen to 311.
The Ministry of Health and Child Care recently carried out mass testing at six schools in the district, among them, Musume, Masase, Chegato, and Mnene.
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Mberengwa District Development Coordinator, Ndeya Nyede, said the majority of positive cases were asymptomatic.
He said 2 507 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were done, with 311 coming out positive. Active cases are now 244.
According to the Mberengwa district schools COVID-19 situation update released yesterday, Musume High School recorded 12 positive cases from 89 tests done, and nine cases are active.
Masase High School recorded 101 positive cases from 703 tests and 72 cases are active.
Chegato High School recorded 154 positive cases from 775 tests with 127 cases being active.
Mnene High School did 774 tests, with 40 positive cases recorded. 32 cases are active at the school.