Paul Pindani in Chinhoyi
YOUTHS have been urged to be vigilant and stay alert in the face of the novel coronavirus scourge that has claimed many lives in the country.
The call was made by Apostle Desmond Parirewa of Fresh Fire Ministries, during an interview with H-Metro.
He said that it was imperative for the young people not to be complacent as the pandemic was now within communities.
Parirewa said it was of paramount importance to adhere to government’s efforts in mitigating against the impact of the scourge by practicing social distancing, proper wearing of mask hand washing and sanitising.
He underscored the need for Zimbabweans to adjust to the new normal if the fight against Covid-19 was to be won.
Parirewa said that the government had the nation at heart as evidenced by the roll out of the Vaccination Programme around the country.
As apostles, we have a duty and obligation to advise the youth to be vigilant and not be complacent in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic which is now a new stranger in our own home. Let us all adhere to government’s regulations on Covid-19, as it is for the benefit of the nation’s health,” said Parirewa.
He reiterated the need for people to go and be vaccinated.
“It is very encouraging to note that there has now been a paradigm shift in terms of people getting vaccinated. However, there is still need for those yet to embrace the Vaccination Programme to do so. Youths are the vanguard and future leaders of the nation, and as such I am urging all the youth to be vaccinated,” said Parirewa.
He applauded the provincial Covid-19 task force for its tireless efforts in mitigating against the impact of the scourge in the province.
“Special mention goes to the provincial task force for its tireless efforts in making sure that the vaccine reaches every corner of the province. This is very commendable,” said Parirewa.
He also expressed his concern about public transport, particularly pirate taxis being a potential breeding ground for the virus.
However, Parirewa expressed his dismay that some people were relaxing when it came to measures put in place to curb the virus, as it was a recipe for disaster.
“People must stay at home and only travel when it is necessary,” said Parirewa.
District Medical Officer Dr Paradzai Mudzengerere told H-Metro that there has been a marked improvement of people wanting to be vaccinated.
Mudzengerere said the province had received another 50 000 doses of vaccines from the government.
Recently government received two million doses of vaccines from China which were distributed in all the provinces.
Each province got 50 000 doses except for Harare and Bulawayo Metropolitan provinces which received 100 000 each.