Coronavirus: Harare remains ‘epicentre’….as confirmed cases rise to 28

THE capital city remains the hardest hit by the novel coronavirus(COVID-19), with 13 confirmed cases to date, Zim Morning Post can report.
Three of the cases were recorded on Tuesday, putting the national tally at 28.
The latest statistics were revealed by the Ministry of Health and Child Care Tuesday night.
It was not however stated whether they are local or imported transmissions.
Last week,alarm was raised over the fast rate in escalation of cases in Bulawayo, but the curve has flattened with the city of kings remaining stagnated at 10 cases.

Mashonaland East has four confirmed cases, while Matabeleland North has one case. The rest of the provinces are yet to record a single case.
Manicaland province health director dismissed a false claim on Monday.
According to the Health Ministry,851 samples were tested on Tuesday translating to a cumulative of over 4000 diagnostic tests since the beginning of the proccess.
Meanwhile, it has emerged that part of the 65 returnees who landed in Harare on Monday were former cruise ship employees.
Their employer is said to have offered to pay for their hotel bills after they registered discontent with the conditions at the quarantine centre that government had offered them at Belvedere Teachers College, Harare.
At the time of writing it could not be ascertained whether any of them had moved to a hotel.