Fiona Ruzha, H-Metro Reporter
IN the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the business community in Mashonaland East has pulled resources together and procured trucks for road awareness campaigns.
Proton Bakers, Spar Zimbabwe and Goal Zimbabwe provided two mobile vans fitted with public address systems for use by the police. Mashonaland East spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza said they had partnered with various private institutions to spearhead information dissemination on the effects of the pandemic.
“This has gone a long way in mitigating challenges to reach out to many people during this lockdown because the old ways of congregating people are no longer applicable.
“In this regard, the mobile campaigns are an advantage since they protect the police from coming into contact with people.
“Members of the public are being urged to stay home and comply with all Covid-19 regulations. “Covid-19 is real and all people should be health conscious and practice all World Health Organisation health protocols; social distancing, sanitising and proper wearing of mask,” he said. Insp Mwanza urged citizens to adhere to the laid down regulations.
“All those not exempted in the statutory instrument should stay at home. Businesses that are not listed as exempted are risking being arrested and they must be closed.
“It is our hope that as we spread the messages of Covid-19, people will begin to understand the risks and impact and will religiously comply with what is expected of them.
“May I take this opportunity to thank Proton Bakers, Spar Zimbabwe and Goal Zimbabwe for their generosity during this time of great need.
“We can fight this pandemic together. Everyone has a role to play for us to defeat this enemy,” he said.