Masvingo Couple Dies Within Hours Of Each Other

A couple from Hillside, Masvingo reportedly succumbed to Covid-19 related complications within hours of each other.

The Mirror reports that the couple which stayed near Hillside shops has only been identified as the Masunda’s.

Sources say the woman died outside Rujeko Isolation Centre inside a vehicle driven by her husband on Tuesday at around midnight before nurses could attend to her.

Meanwhile, Masunda who was driving the vehicle was admitted with shortness of breath and connected to an oxygen supply tank before he died at around 4 am. Said the source:

A car parked at the isolation at around midnight and when we went to attend to the car, the woman had already died and we immediately admitted Masunda who had shortness of breath, and connected him to an oxygen supply tank.

The couple is said to have exhibited Covid19 symptoms since Monday.

Provincial Covid19 spokesperson Rodgers Irimayi said he was yet to receive the report but urged individuals to get vaccinated against the lethal delta variant. Irimayi said:

I am yet to receive information on the couple. We are, however, urging everyone to get vaccinated especially in the wake of the delta variant which is claiming lives and killed millions in India. Everyone should adhere to measures put in place by Government to curb the spread and effects of Covid19.

This is happening as Zimbabwe is grappling with a third wave of the coronavirus that has seen new infections and deaths rising astronomically in the recent past.

-The Mirror

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