The cholera scare has reached Manicaland with three cases so far recorded two admitted at Murambinda Hospital and the other at Rusape District Hospital.

Buhera District Administrator Mr Freeman Mavhiza said a couple believed to have recently been in Harare has been confirmed patients of the cholera disease and are admitted at Murambinda Hospital in quarantine.

“We have a couple admitted in hospital because of cholera. They were recently in Harare and they consumed food from an illegal food outlet. They are receiving treatment and they are getting better. My office is working with the ministry of health in carrying out awareness campaigns,” he said.

Mr Mavhiza said; “We also want to move into Murambinda Growth Point to close down all illegal food outlets to prevent the spread of cholera. We urge everyone to practice good hygiene to avoid the spreading of the disease. The situation, however, is under control and there is no need for panic”.

Makoni District Administrator Mr Darlington Museka also confirmed that there is one cholera case in Rusape with the patient admitted at Rusape District Hospital

“We have one patient admitted in hospital. He is from Harare and had visited his rural home. He fell sick on his way back to Harare. He has received treatment. As a district we continue with our awareness campaigns as we want to avoid the spreading of cholera,” he said.

Calls have been made for people to exercise good hygiene practises and avoid using unprotected water sources as well as unnecessary movements which are already proving a threat considering the continued spread of the disease into other provinces.