Five Chinhoyi University of Technology CUT Students were involved in a car accident in Banket on their way to Harare and they all died on the spot.
The university was forced to close down this week after a lecturer tested positive for covid-19.
The perished students, according to witnesses, were driving a Sylphy when they tried to overtake at a bridge encroaching on oncoming traffic and were crushed by a haulage truck.
“Not sure wat exactly hpnd but maitikiro azvanga zvakaita, i guess the guys vanga vari muSylphy iyo tried to overtake vachibuda pa bridge and bva paita oncoming & kwakubva aCutter gonyet ndobva angorohwa nepa passenger side bcz the 2 vehicles dzanga dzakanamana gonyet riripamusoro.” A witness said.
Government told the Chinhoyi University of Science and Technology to close the institution following a positive COVID-19 result at the institution.
In a media brief, Information, Publicity and broadcasting services minister, Honorable Monica Mutsvangwa said Zimbabwe cannot afford to be complacent in the face of a raging COVID-19 pandemic which has wreaked havoc in the country.
The National Taskforce on COVID19 met and received reports from its Subcommittees and also deliberated on the following matters:
Additionally, following the recorded infection at the Chinhoyi University of Technology and in line with the guidelines for the re-opening of Universities and Colleges, The Taskforce resolved that the said institution undertake all necessary and sensible steps to close.
“The Taskforce also received an update on the implementation of the World Health Organization Guidelines for Discharge of clients from isolation which has been implemented and this has decongested isolation and quarantine facilities,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.