Masvingo – Masvingo has set up isolation centres in each district as it intensifies its fight against COVID 19.
These were established by the Provincial COVID -19 Taskforce led by the Minister of State, Ezra Chadzamira.
The specimen is being sent to Harare for tests all and all came out negative said Provincial Information Officer, Rodgers Irimayi.
“We have done a lot in preparation for eventualities if the disease takes its toll. Isolation centres have already been established in each district. Rapid Response Teams are in place to move to any suspected COVID 19 case identified. The Provincial COVID 19 Taskforce is mobilising resources to ensure protective clothing and equipment are in place. The Taskforce is also ensuring some ambulances are repaired and ready to operate. The upgrading of isolation centres was one of the major tasks of the Taskforce,” he said.
“So far no positive case for Masvingo in regards to COVID -19.
“Testing is done but fortunately Masvingo has no confirmed cases at the moment. There are several suspected cases whose specimens were sent for testing but these came out negative. We remain vigilant and ready to act where we suspect there might be a case.”
He added that the Rujeko Isolation Clinic is now ready for admissions.
The clinic which was under refurbishment the past two weeks now has ventilators.
“The Rujeko centre ready for admissions. It has received a donation of items valued at $100 00 from N Richards. However, there are still needs for other requirements which include protective clothing,” said the Information Officer.
More than 12 500 million has been raised in regards to Covid -19.
“So far Tongaat Hullet, Byword, N Richard, Great Zimbabwe University have donated in cash and kind to complement the Provincial Covid 19 Taskforce’s efforts. More than 12 500 million has so far been raised from donations with several things which include sanitizers.”