ZIMBABWEANS held their nerves for much of last night as it was reported that a local woman who had been quarantined at Wilkins Hospital’s specialised unit in Harare was a suspected victim of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).
It took a lot of dedication, bravery and passion on the medical team that conducted the breathtaking tests.
Zimbabwe Voice reported that the 27-year-old woman arrived in the country from China on Tuesday, and had been quarantined at the Wilkins Infectious disease hospital in Harare after arriving from Wuhan, through Guangzhou, China.
The team of doctors who conducted the tests took a photo, which we share below. It was not immediately clear whether the photo was taken before or after the test, but the good news is that the woman tested negative of the deadly disease, the State-owned media reported on Thursday.
International news network ‘CNN’ reported on Thursday that weeks into the novel coronavirus crisis, the outbreak finally appeared to be stabilising in central China, where the virus was initially detected in December before spreading throughout the country and other parts of the world.
The global death toll now stands at 2 128 after an additional 108 deaths were reported in Hubei province. All but 10 deaths have occurred in mainland China.
An additional 349 cases were confirmed in Hubei, more than 1,300 fewer than reported the day before.
Outside the provincial capital Wuhan, the daily count of patients who have been treated and discharged has exceeded the number of newly confirmed cases for four consecutive days now, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua.