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Patient who 'absconded' Zimbabwe hospital tests negative for coronavirus

(CNN)A 26-year-old man who authorities say fled a Zimbabwe hospital before he could be tested for coronavirus turned himself in for the test Tuesday, Zimbabwe's information ministry said.The patient has now tested negative for the virus and has been discharged from the clinic, the ministry added.Zimbabwe has no confirmed cases of coronavirus.Health authorities say the man absconded from the Wilkins Infectious Disease Hospital on Monday after he was admitted at the clinic on March 8. He had symptoms including fever, sneezing, and a cough, according to the health ministry.Although the symptoms did not meet the WHO case-definition for coronavirus such as acute respiratory illness, health officials say they wanted to test him as a precaution b ...
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