The Independent Legislator for Norton Constituency, Honourable Temba Mliswa has tested positive for coronavirus.
The politician took to social media to announce that he is isolating following the detection of the virus.
” Dear Colleagues, Honourable MPs, Parliament staff, Norton constituency and friends. Just to let you know that despite taking all precautions and testing negative on both Monday at Norton Hospital and Tuesday at Parly, I have just tested positive for Covid-19,” he posted.
“After hearing of the prevalence of Covid-19 amongst staff at Parliament yesterday, I decided to self isolate today. I also chose, as a precaution, not to risk attending a function to mark National disability day in Norton, also today, where the Minister of State was presiding,” said Mliswa.
“I contacted my doc for another test and the result was positive. I urge anyone who I’ve been in contact with, to self isolate& test too. It’s the responsible thing to do once you’ve been in contact with someone who’s tested Covid-19 positive, isolate as well as letting people know,” he added.
“We must learn not to stigmatise Covid-19 as it’s not only about you if you test positive, but it’s also about being responsible and serving the next person. The country must really just invest in test kits for now,” said Mliswa.
The government of Zimbabwe recorded its first case of Omicron variant last week. The detection of the variant was confirmed by the Minister of Health, Honourable Constantino Chiwenga.