Top Scientist contracts Covid-19, as Zim records second death

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The number of positive Covid-19 cases continues to rise in SA. Stock photo. Image: 123rf.com/betonstudio
The number of positive Covid-19 cases continues to rise in SA. Stock photo. Image: 123rf.com/betonstudio

A top Belgian scientist based at London School of Hygiene, Professor Peter Piot is hospitalised after contracting Covid-19.

By Liberty Makusha

TSTnews learnt that he is the man who warned the world that Coronavirus is more infectious and serious than Eloba virus.

The Microbiologist is credited for discovering the Eloba virus in 1976.

Sources close to the 71 year old scientist said he is in stable condition.

In related news, Zimbabwe reported a second death from Coronavirus which occurred in Bulawayo on the 4th of April 2020.

According to a statement form the Healthcare Ministry the deceased, a 79 year oldman had no travel history to risk countries but had visited a resort place in Hwange.

The deceased visited a general medical practitioner and further refered to an unnamed Bulawayo Hospital where his condition deteriorated waiting for Covid-19 results despite management in ICU and getting dosages of intravenous antibiotics.