Shocker: Passenger Dies Of Covid-19 On Cross-border Bus:
Shocking update, a passenger died in a bus coming from Johannesburg, South Africa. The deceased died in Beitbridge on Monday sparking fears to other passengers of contracting Covid-19.
The man, who was identified as Shingai Ndlovu, was pronounced dead on arrival at Beitbridge Hospital.
He had spent several hours on the bus which was full of other passengers and reports suggest that he was visibly ill when he boarded the bus in South Africa.
Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson Inspector Loveness Mangena confirmed the death of Ndlovu but referred all questions pertaining to health issues to health officials. She said:
“We collected the body from the bus, but all issues pertaining to health are best responded to by health authorities.
Ndlovu’s wife told NewsDay on Monday that the now deceased has breathing difficulties and had been ill for some time.
Some of the passengers who were on the bus accused the bus crew, health officials and the police at Beitbridge Border Post of negligence. A passenger said:
“People were crowded at the police station where they queued to pay fines. There was no social distancing, and when the news filtered that a passenger was found dead, the police became jittery and they asked people to observe social distancing.”
It was also reported that the bus never went to the Beitbridge Quarantine Centre.
“We never handled such a case,” a source at the centre said, preferring not to be named.
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