EIGHTY-NINE Zimbabwean returnees quarantined in Beitbridge were on Tuesday released without their final COVID-19 test results.

They included eight recently contracted government environmental health technicians, a similar number of truckers, a prison warden who had gone on a shopping trip and a policeman who also had traveled to South Africa.

No official comment was obtained from the government yesterday, but the quarantined inmates, who kept close contact with the NewsDay, said they had arrived at their different provincial destinations and kept overnight at government institutions.

“We found everything ready and we were given fresh bedding at Masvingo Polytechnic. We had good meals and it was well arranged,” a contact dropped in Masvingo said.

Meanwhile, the Beitbridge quarantine centre has introduced meal tickets to guard against some hungry residents who were now coming to the well-catered for centre for meals.

– Newsday

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