Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) lecturer tested positive for Covid-19, leaving the students at the institution in panic mode.
The students are said to be now living in fear of contracting the virus.
Others were considering to approach the institution’s administrators for temporary closure to allow disinfection of the premises. The lecturer, allegedly from the School of Business Management, is said to have tested positive in Harare.
Makonde District medical officer, Dr Paradzai Mudzengerere, said the case was tested in Harare.
“The information we got from Harare is that the lecturer was tested in Harare and was found to be positive,” he said. “Right now, as the Ministry of Health, we are engaging Chinhoyi University to do some contact tracing for people who were in contact with him.
“Officials from Harare have done contact tracing of some people he was in contact with. We are engaging the university to give us the go ahead to do the contact tracing.”
Dr Mudzengerere said while the issue was worrisome, it was too early to start canvassing for the university’s closure or suspension of lectures.