Bulawayo has recorded four suspected cholera cases, with three of the patients quarantined at Thorngrove Hospital.

Bulawayo City Council Senior Public Relations Officer, Nesisa Mpofu said one patient is a 38-year-old Emganwini resident, who travelled to Harare and stayed in Glenview for two weeks.

The second is a lady who stayed in Gweru and has presented symptoms of typhoid.

The third patient is a 26-year-old male from Budiriro in Harare and stays in Entumbane, Bulawayo.

Mpofu said they are still waiting for laboratory results to ascertain the causative agent and they have disinfected the areas where these patients reside.

Mpofu encouraged residents to practice good hygiene by washing hands, fruits, and vegetables under clean running water before eating and to be cautious when travelling.

The Ministry of Health and Child Care is working tirelessly with other stakeholders to contain the disease as at least 27 people have succumbed to the disease.

Meanwhile, more companies and individuals have continued to chip in with assistance towards containing the cholera outbreak in Harare.

This comes as the country recorded no deaths from the disease since yesterday.

This Saturday more corporates donated various drugs and equipment to the Ministry of Health and Child Care.

The companies which heeded the plea to help include Higher Life Foundation, Nemchem, Avenues Clinic, Medsure and Trauma Centre Borrowdale.

The companies brought protective clothing for use by health personnel and drugs for cholera treatment.

The Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality, Cde Prisca Mupfumira said her ministry will work closely with the Ministry of Health and Child Care, and city councils to mitigate the recurrence of cholera especially in towns by making sure the management of the environment is prioritised.

Harare Mayor, Councillor Herbert Gomba thanked individuals and companies that have come together to fight the cholera epidemic.

Health and Child Care Minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo also called on Zimbabweans to deal only with his ministry as he has received reports that there are criminals who are fraudulently collecting assistance on behalf of the ministry.