Parirenyatwa limits two visitors per patient


PARIRENYATWA Group of Hospitals has introduced strict visitation measures as part of precautionary regulations aimed at reducing chances of importing COVID-19 into the health institution.

In a statement on Thursday the hospital advised that the hospital will only entertain two visitors were patient.

Families, friends and relatives bringing patients in will with immediate effect also be limited to two.

The health facility will only make use of two entrances, with those coming in subjected to screening.

Only two entrances to the hospital shall be used and anyone coming into the health facility would be subjected to screening.

The Hospital said i will review these requirements when it is deemed necessary.

Hospital measures comes after prisons urges visitors to limit visitations

The moves comes as Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) public relations officer Superintendent Khanyezi Meya on Wednesday said “it is also vital to minimise visits to prisons in light of further developments around COVID-19 particularly at a time when gatherings are discouraged until the situation normalises.”

“It is ideal that our organisation take preventive measures to curb the transmission and to begin with, it is desirable that an amnesty to free some offenders be implemented to ease pressure on the prison population which is above holding capacity,” she said.

“Prisons are confined institutions. Communicable diseases such as COVID-19, among others have greater chances of spreading in these places and could pose serious health and logistical challenges, should cases of the virus get recorded.”

ZPCS urged government to speed up the release of pardoned inmates to decongest facilities.


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