BREAKING: Top Zimbabwean aviation expert gets Coronavirus
In a Twitter post on Saturday Haas said, "The last couple of days I hadn't been feeling good. I got tested. Results came and I tested positive for COVID19. I will continue with my isolation and taking medications. Please Zimbabwe let's listen to this."
Haas did not reveal whether he is currently in the country or outside.
The last couple of days I hadn't been feeling good. I got tested. Results came and I tested positive for COVID19. I will continue with my isolation and taking medications. Please Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 let's listen to this #Lockdown #CoronavirusInZim @harumutasa pic.twitter.com/WQ8kHWJlM4— Jerry Haas (@IamJerryHaas) March 28, 2020
The revelation by Haas comes a day after President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a 21-day lockdown in the country.
Some of the key highlights of Mnangagwa's statement were:
• Funerals will be exempt from the lockdown but only 50 mourners are allowed;
• Food hoarding has been discouraged and those suspected to be doing so could face criminal charges;
• The army will join the police in patrolling the streets;
• Only Zimbabwe Passenger Company (Zupco) will provide public transport. Private operators have been outlawed for the period;
• Food markets will remain open but will be supervised by public health officers;
• Those queuing to fuel their cars will not to be allowed to get out of their vehicles.