Pandemonium reigns at Sakunda run Rock Foundation Medical Centre after five people tested covid-19 positive linked to a Warren Park hairdresser who worked at Westgate salon who has since died.
The deceased identified as Paida worked at Curl Up and Dry hair salon and there is worry she could have infected several others besides the 5 who are admitted at Rock Foundation creating worry over the rate at which local transmissions might escalate.
In a chat obtained by Harare Live, the woman stayed in 135 Warren Park D and people have expressed concern urging others to be careful as reality of the virus sinks in.
[7/12, 17:27] +263 77 483 6***: Veduwe chachaya kuno kumaraini kwedu, muna135 Warren Park D ,pane mukadzi ashaya neCovid, Aishanda kuwestgate muSalon, please let’s be careful kwatinofamba, let’s stay at home.
[7/12, 17:28] +263 77 483 6***: This is a true story I have just spoken to a friend who works at the salon. Covid is at our doorsteps.
[7/12, 17:28] +263 77 236 5***: Which salon is this
[7/12, 17:29] +263 77 483 6***: Curl Up and Dye
This is a true story
Professor Jonathan Moyo reiterated the same story when he posted;
There was pandemonium today at the Sakunda run Rock Foundation Medical Centre in Harare when medical staff got entangled after five patients, one male & four female, tested positive for #COVID19; all of them through local transmission linked to a hairdresser at a Westgate salon!
Zimbabwe has so far surpassed the 1000 mark covid-19 cases and more than a dozen deaths.
According to Health Ministry forty-nine (49) cases tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. These include returnees from South Africa (28) and 21 local cases who are isolated.
Seven (7) of the local cases are contacts of known confirmed cases, investigations are underway to establish the source of infection for the remaining 14.
The cumulative number of confirmed cases is now 1 034 and 19 dead officially.