Mat North minister tests positive for Covid-19

By Nokuthaba Dlamini

Matabeleland North Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution Richard Moyo has become the latest government official to test positive for Covid-19.

Moyo confirmed the development to CITE in an interview on Saturday.

“Yes I tested positive on Monday,”Moyo said.

“I am self isolating at home, but for now I am not feeling any pain and I am still asymptomatic but I am taking as much as possible caution while at home.”

The Minister was part of the delegation that attended the official conferment of the city status to Victoria Falls on Wednesday which was presided over by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Matabeleland North Provincial Medical Director Dr Munekayi Padingani declined to be drawn into the matter.

“Call him on his number and he will be able to assist you, I can’t comment on that matter without his consent,”Dr Padingani said.

Last week, Zanu-Pf’s Secretary for Administration Obert Mpofu and the party’s Director for Information Tafadzwa Mugwadi tested positive for Covid-19 and are currently in self-isolation.

The respiratory disease also claimed the life of veteran ZBC journalist Janet Munyaka, who was laid to rest last Sunday.

National hero and Retired Chief air Marshall Perence Shiri who was the minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Perrance Shiri succumbed to the virus in July.

As of December 10, the country has recorded 11 162 cases and 306 deaths.

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