Pregnant Nurses Succumb To COVID-19

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Keith T Mambo
Keith T Mambohttps://www.zimetro.co.zw/
Keith T. Mambo is currently a reporter for ZiMetro News . He focuses on identity politics for The Southern Eye. He was previously a fellow at the UCT University of Cape Town for Political Science.

Pregnant Nurses Succumb To COVID-19

The Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) president Enoch Dongo has implored the government to exempt pregnant nurses from working as COVID-19 frontline workers following increased deaths of expecting nurses at health institutions.

Dongo said expecting mothers should not be front liners and should be exempted from duty at toxic places like hospitals. He said:

When one is pregnant, their system is somehow compromised and the worst part is they are working without enough personal protective equipment, which is putting their lives and the baby’s life at risk.

His call came amid reports that eight pregnant nurses at the United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH) succumbed to COVID-19 on Monday.

Last week, more than 100 pregnant women were quarantined in Matabeleland North after they tested positive for COVID-19.

In other news,

FAMILY BURIES WRONG COVID-19 BODY . . FORCED TO EXHUME A DAY LATER

A MHANGURA family on Friday buried the wrong corpse after a mix-up occurred during the collection of bodies at Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital.

FAMILY BURIES WRONG COVID-19 BODY

Sources at the hospital told H-Metro that the unfortunate incident had led to the suspension of a mortuary attendant.

The Mhangura family collected the body of Samson Mazivisa, 80, who…Learn More

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