Minister of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa is reported to be currently in self-isolation after her husband Chris Mutsvangwa tested positive for coronavirus.
iHarare has established that Chris Mutsvangwa, the war veterans leader and former advisor to President Mnangagwa tested positive for the virus last week.
Minister Monica Mutsvangwa apparently missed this week’s cabinet meeting as she had self-isolated as a precautionary measure.
Small and Medium Enterprises minister Sithembiso Nyoni stood in her place at the post-cabinet briefing.
Several ministers also missed Tuesday’s cabinet session after coming into contact with the late former minister of Lands and Agriculture, Perrance Shiri, who succumbed to the deadly virus last week.
Yesterday, the ruling Zanu PF party announced that 26 of its 154 workers at the party headquarters in Harare had tested positive for Covid-19.
“Those who are symptomatic have been advised to seek immediate and urgent medical attention. The party HQ is being fumigated by health officers and members of staff have been asked to stay home during this process,” said Zanu PF spokesman Patrick Chinamasa.
Meanwhile, Prosecutor-General Kumbirai Hodzi is also another high profile figure to catch the virus. However, he is said to be recovering at home from the virus.
So far, Zimbabwe has 4,339 positive coronavirus cases and 84 deaths since the virus was first detected in the country on March 20.
As a result of the spike in positive cases, a number of companies and government institutions including the Parliament have been forced to suspend business after two legislators tested positive for the virus.
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