A Kwekwe businessman who tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival from India died upon arrival at Kwekwe General Hospital.
The businessman, Robson Kadenhe (76) and his wife, Mary of 22 Old Gokwe Road, Chicago Plots, Kwekwe returned from India on 29 April and both tested positive for COVID-19 on 9 May.
On Tuesday, the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa advised that contact tracing has detected positive cases in the family of the deceased.
The minister added that a student who had arrived from India on April 29 2021 tested negative after a PCR test was conducted and tested negative again when another test was conducted on the student after the death of Mr Kadenhe. She added:
_To date, eleven COVID-19 cases are linked to the case of the person that died in Kwekwe._
_The nation is advised that Genomic sequencing tests are being done to determine if there was an import of the Indian strain. All positive persons are quarantined at home, are stable and are being closely monitored._
India is having a difficult time with health experts arguing that the country is recording about three million new cases on a daily basis.
Official reports, however, put the number at around 300 000 daily.
Meanwhile, Cabinet has announced that all returnees will be quarantined at their own expense and if they test positive for COVID-19, again they will be isolated at an isolation centre at their own expense.