Friday 16 July 2021


A Hillside couple in Masvingo has succumbed to Covid19 related complications within hours of each other, The Mirror is informed.

The couple which stayed near Hillside shops has only been identified as the Masunda’s. Sources told The Mirror that the woman died outside Rujeko Isolation Centre inside a vehicle driven by her husband on Tuesday at around midnight.

Masunda who was driving the vehicle was admitted with shortness of breath was and connected to an oxygen tank before he died at around 4am today.

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

Impeccable sources told The Mirror that the woman died inside the car outside Rujeko Isolation Centre before nurses attended to her and her husband was admitted and connected to an oxygen supply tank.

His health deteriorated and he died at around 4am today.

“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,” said the source.

“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,” said Irimayi.

Zimbabwe has recorded an average of 50 Covid19 deaths daily in the past week. Masvingo Mirror


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