Chirumba High School a hotspot of COVID-19
At least some 29 students and a teacher from Chirumba High School have been taken into isolation for Covid-19 as the learning institution has become a hotspot.
Those who fell ill were have been taken to Bikita Rural District Hospital where they are receiving care. Contact tracing was initiated resulting in seven more testing positive.
“It’s true, the situation is bad. 29 learners and a teacher are all quarantined and have since withdrawn from school as a result of the disease,” said the Deputy Head, Alex Mukatanga.
A nurse at the ZRP District Office clinic said:
“Ndiyo Chirumba iyi yatove hotspot. We spent the whole day there and cases are rising.”
Chirumba was one of the first institutions where the first COVID-19 patients were diagnosed way back in 2020 when the School Head and his cousin were diagnosed of the deadly disease.
“It’s just a disease that need careful management, but we have learned that so many people can recover from the pandemic so people should not panic too much. We were tested positive but look, we are still alive. On top of being positive, people should be mentally relaxed and have a positive attitude,” said the Head of Chirumba, Juma Mudhara, who was once diagnosed positive of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, contact tracing continues to be done and tests are being carried.