Zimbabwe has recorded the second COVID-19 case, the Ministry of Health Zimbabwe said today.
Speaking during a live broadcast, the Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr. Obadiah Moyo said that on the 20th, they had confirmed the one case from Victoria Falls and today, the 21st of March, had confirmed another case from Harare.”
“This second patient is a 30-year-old male, resident in Harare who had traveled to New York, United States of America, on the 29th of Feb, 2020 and returned home in Harare on the 9th of March 2020 and he came through Johannesburg,” added Minister Moyo.
The patient started showing mild flue like symptoms on the 12th March which progressively got worse on the 19th of March where he consulted his doctor who told him to self-isolate before the local rapid team was notified and tests were taken.
“Our teams are now engaged in contact tracing and as with the first case, are being assisted by the patient himself,” said Doctor Moyo, who urged everyone to remain calm and continue practicing good personal hygiene.
The first confirmed case was of 28-year-old man who returned to Zimbabwe from the United Kingdom on the 15th of March, via South Africa.