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Zimbabwe reports first coronavirus case

Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 21, 2020
Zimbabwe announced yesterday the country's first coronavirus case.
Obadiah Moyo
Health in Zimbabwe   Health Minister Obadiah Moyo
The male, 38, from the tourist town of Victoria Falls, traveled March 7 to the U.K. and returned March 15 through South Africa, said Health Minister Obadiah Moyo.

Topics: Zimbabwe coronavirus

"This evening, Friday, March 20, 2020, the National Reference Laboratory at Sally Mugabe Central Hospital confirmed that a suspected case of COVID-19 has tested positive,” Moyo said in a televised address. "This is the first COVID-19 in Zimbabwe,"

Zimbabwe, earlier this week, said a British tourist who visited Victoria Falls but tested positive for the virus known as COVID-19 upon return to the U.K.

As part of measures against the virus, Zimbabwe closed schools, banned public gatherings and imposed travel restrictions.