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COVID-19: Wilkins and Parirenyatwa Hospitals now fit to admit critical patients

As the fight against Coronavirus continues to to gather momemtum the government announced that Wilkins and Parirenyatwa Hospitals are now fit to admit critical patients.

Information and Broadcasting Services Minister , Monica Mutsvangwa revealed this during the last cabinet briefing in the capital.

“Cabinet was advised that Wilkins and Parirenyatwa Hospitals are now ready to admit critical patients, while Mater Dei and all Provincial Hospitals are ready to admit mild cases.”

The government mouth piece also advised that measures to strengthen security at quarantine centres are being put in place. This follows reported cases of returnees escaping from some centres.

“Meanwhile, security at quarantine centres is being tightened in order to ensure that those returning from abroad do not escape. Local traditional leaders and local authorities are enjoined to report known absconders and illegal returnees to authorities.”

Some quarantine centres are to face closure to allow fumigation at school premises .

“With the opening of schools now imminent, Cabinet agreed that schools cease being used as quarantine centres for returnees in order to allow sufficient time for disinfection.”

Tendai Guvamombe