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Second Covid-19 death recorded in Zimbabwe

ZTN Correspondent Zimbabwe has recorded its second Covid-19-related death as cases of the disease rose to 11. The 79-year-old man died last Saturday, and his Covid-19 test result was confirmed positive posthumously. He was from the country’s second largest city, Bulawayo. In a statement on Tuesday night, the Health Ministry said the man visited a […]

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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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