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Minister Mavhima clears air on Nashville Covid-19 Outbreak

Tinaani Nyabereka

Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs and Devolution Larry Mavima has dismissed social media rumours claiming Covid -19 outbreak at Nashville High School.
Speaking during a presser on Friday in Gweru, Mavima said the messages were mischievous and incorrect as the Ministry of Health responded and assessed the situation.
“I would like to speak on the recent message which is circulating on the report concerning the Covid-19 outbreak at Nashville High School over the past few days. The picture circulating is mischievous and fake as the whole story of children who have tested positive is misleading.
“The correct position of the situation is as follows; after today’s assessment by our health team we discovered that the total school population is 873 including learners and staff. The total number of learners is 820, with192 boarders and 628 day-scholars.
“Out of the 192 boarders, 95 are boys and 97 are girls. Out of this group, 16 students: 13 males and three females (all boarding students) were experiencing mild symptoms of flue.
“All of them were tested using Covid-19 Antigen test and results came out negative. The seven boys seen on the pictures circulating were basking in the sun and all are part of the students tested at Totonga Clinic whose results came negative,” Mavima added.
He further assured the nation that health officials were still on the ground assessing the situation as more results from the school staff were expected.

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