A returnee operating a shebeen in Kadoma’s Rimuka suburb has contributed to confirmed Covid-19 cases in the city with four positive confirmed cases from that homestead alone, a communique from the city health department has revealed.
To date City of Kadoma has 11 confirmed positive Covid-19 cases. Positive cases continue on an upward spiral with most of the 11 identified so far having a history of travelling from South Africa.
The shebeen operator is a border jumper returnee from South Africa.
Only two of the 11 are local cases.
In the media update availed yesterday, city health director Dr Daniel Chirundu said the Covid-19 confirmed cases were all under management.
“We have a total of 11 confirmed positive covid-19 cases. Two of these are local and the rest have a history of travelling abroad,” he said.
Tabulated information indicate that eight of the positive cases are from sprawling Rimuka high density suburb while two have been registered in Cherrybank suburb. Only one case points to crowded Ingezi township.
Sadly, those living with people who came from SA are infecting locals at their homes.
A case in point is that of a returnee who infected three others at their single quarter (SQ) home in Rimuka. The returnee spread the virus to his wife, granddaughter and another close relative.
In Cherrybank both husband and wife are Covid-19 positive having returned from SA.
All the people with confirmed cases of the highly infectious disease are in isolation at Kadoma General Hospital save for two isolated at home in Cherrybank.
The highest number of returnees are border jumpers coming back home in the aftermath of globally felt lockdowns.
The country’s Covid-19 cases top 700 with eight deaths so far.
People flouting quarantine protocol are scuttling efforts to contain the spread of the virus.-H Metro