May 15, 2020

Six Zim truck drivers test covid-19 positive in Zambia

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SIX Zimbabwean truck drivers have reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 in Zambia after crossing through Chirundu border post.

The six are part of 14 new cases recorded in Zambia on Friday.

Zimbabwe’s Environmental Health Services director, Victor Nyamande admitted that some cases might have been missed as the country has not been testing truckers for Covid-19 who pass through the country’s borders.

 “We might have missed on a lot of cases hence the need to start testing” he said.

Nyamande added, “We are only checking temperature. If one has high temperature, that would be an indication that they may not be well”.

Zimbabwe has 38 confirmed cases of Covid-19 from almost 25 000 tests carried out so far.

At least 12 people have recovered from the virus, while the death toll remains at four.  

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