(Last Updated on December 9, 2020 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals has with immediate effect from Wednesday 9 December suspended all hospital visits due to the surge in the number of Covid-19 local infections and an increase of reported cases within the hospital.
“Please be advised that we have suspended all the visiting times due to the surge in the number of COVID-19 local infections and increase in reported case within our institution.This measure has been necessitated by the need to protect inpatients, staff members and visitors,” read part of the statement issued.
The group of hospitals added that “To ensure continued patient support from relatives, only the recorded next of kin shall be allowed in the ward day space for updates on patient’s progress and any other requirements needed for the proper management of the admitted patient.
“This notice is going to be implemented with effect from 9 Dec 2020 and may be revoked anytime depending on the circumstances on the ground.”
Zimbabwe has been experiencing an increase in Covid-19 infections and the authorities have warned the public to be wary of a second wave of the pandemic and urged to follow the set regulations.
The country recently opened it’s land borders after an 8 month hiatus forced by the lockdown restrictions imposed in March in an effort to combat the spread of the novel corona virus.