A man has tested positive for coronavirus in Zimbabwe according to the Ministry of Health and Child Care. In a statement, the ministry said a man, who visited Britain a week ago and returned home in Victoria Falls, tested positive for the disease following prescribed laboratory tests.

The ministry identified the person as a 38 year-old Caucasian male resident. This is the first coronavirus case in the country.

According to the Ministry of Health, the person continued with self-isolation at home and is now showing signs of recovery after supportive management at home.

The ministry of Health noted that “as a result of our preparedness, we managed to identify this first case in a timely fashion and ensure that he was appropriately managed. Our teams are now engaged in contact tracing and are being assisted by the patient himself”.

Several suspected cases of coronavirus have been cleared in Zimbabwe following laboratory tests in the country and the Southern African Development Community testing center in South Africa.

The global death toll for the coronavirus pandemic as it spreads around the world has surpassed 10,000 people. COVID-19 has infected more than 244,500 people.

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