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Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 death toll surges

ZTN Correspondent Zimbabwe on Saturday recorded five Covid-19 cases post-mortem as its death toll from the disease reached 18. And 13 health workers were among 40 Zimbabweans confirmed Covid-19 positive in the latest round of tests. The five deaths occurred in Bulawayo and Harare, and the disease was “detected during routine post-mortem (examination)”, the Health […]

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About Coronavirus
  • Coronavirus refers to a large family of viruses which circulates in animals and can be transmitted to humans through the air, close personal contact or touching contaminated objects

  • Common signs of infection include fever, cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties, gastro-intestinal symptoms and diarrhoea

  • Severe cases include pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and can result in DEATH

  • There is currently no vaccine or cure. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and do stay home when you are sick.

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For the Coronavirus Update from Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care,click here…