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Education Minister Cain Mathema Hospitalised With COVID-19

20 August 2021

Primary and Secondary Education minister Cain Mathema has reportedly been hospitalised after contracting the coronavirus.

ZimLive reported a source as saying the 74-year-old is “stable” at a private hospital in Bulawayo. Said the source:

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It’s been a rough few days for him. He’s relatively stable, he’s battling.

Mathema’s last known public engagement was a tour of Loreto High School in Silobela on 6 August.

Zimbabwe recorded 404 new COVID-19 infections and 17 deaths on Thursday. The Ministry of Health and Childcare says 417 people are hospitalised with the respiratory illness, 38 of them considered severe and 19 are in the intensive care unit.

Official figures indicate that at least 4 198 Zimbabweans have died from 121 902 infections since the coronavirus was first detected in March last year.

More: ZimLive