The government has launched a frantic search for people who were in contact with an 82-year-old woman from Mhondoro who died from Covid-19 tuesday morning. The woman was in almost total isolation at her homestead.
The woman was the mother of former Minister and Member of Parliament for Mhondoro Mubaira, Mr Sylvester Nguni.
He confirmed that his mother had no history of travel, stayed in a self-contained homestead with just two maids and two herders.
So far as her family are aware, none of her relatives from towns with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have made contact with her since the start of the lockdown.
She died in West End Hospital, where she had been taken when it was assumed she had a resurgence of an earlier non-Covid-19 infection. The positive Covid-19 diagnosis was the result of the routine test under the new system of testing all patients with flu-like symptoms.
Many Zimbabweans travelled to the rural areas to spend the lock-down as it is much cheaper than in cities or town.