Zimbabwe receives coronavirus kits from Alibaba Foundation, confirmed cases reach three


Zimbabwe today received a consignment of commodities to help strengthen and intensify surveillance on the coronavirus from the Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundation.

It also reported that the number of confirmed cases had risen to three.

The Ministry of Health said that the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory had tested 15 specimens, the majority of whom had been in contact with Zororo Makamba, and one male tested positive.

Makamba died yesterday after being admitted to Wilkins Hospital where he tested positive for the coronavirus.

He was buried today under supervision by the Ministry of Health.

The consignment Zimbabwe received included 20 000 laboratory diagnostic test kits, 100 000 medical face masks and 1 000 protective suits ad face shields.


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