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Harare And Chitungwiza Hospital Staffers Issuing Fake COVID-19 Certificates – Report

19 October 2020

Staffers at Harare Hospital (Sally Mugabe Hospital) and Chitungwiza Hospital are reportedly taking bribes from desperate travelers wishing to travel out of the country and issuing them fake COVID-19 certificates without conducting tests, The Heralds.

The syndicate which reportedly involves laboratory staff, nurses, and security guards at both hospitals is charging between $20 and $40 for a test that usually costs anything between $60 and $70 at approved laboratories.

The matter came to light when the publication embarked on an investigation following a tip-off. 4 reporters were deployed to both hospitals where they discovered they could obtain the COVID-19 certificates from the syndicates.

The reporters managed to get the COVID-19 free certificate from the syndicate without being tested and after just paying $20.

When contacted for comment the Deputy Health Minister Dr. John Mangwiro said those who are involved in the scandal will face the full wrath of the law:

I am now liaising with the permanentsecretary so that we start conducting investigations.

More: The Herald 

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