Kwekwe Civil Protection Unit stakeholders have resolved to intensify efforts in terms of mobilising resources, carrying out awareness campaigns and decongesting the Central Business District and other public places to curb the spread of Covid-19.
The committee has noted with concern that it is still business as usual in Kwekwe as people are not complying with the government’s call to avoid crowding.
Speaking during the CPU meeting yesterday, the district Environmental Health Officer Vitalis Kwashira called for intensified efforts of fighting against the spread of Covid-19 in the district.
“People are behaving like nothing is happening like all is normal but the truth of the matter is things have changed in terms of social distancing.
“We need some resources such as fuel, vehicle, buckets, sanitisers and liquid soaps for our public places.
“Local authorities we need enforcement to remove the illegal vendors everywhere at growth points, farms, vendors are still all over the place so we need agent action to decongest our areas.
“As from tomorrow we want to see change everywhere including the parking slots because that is another area of concern at Ok supermarket and TM Pick n pay,” said the district Environmental Health Officer Vitalis Kwashira.
Red cross Society has pledged to assist with buckets for public institutions and also Kwekwe city council and other local authorities have pledged to raise awareness campaigns by hailing around the streets with a moving vehicle.
The committee also took a chance to the clear the air on rumours that have been circulating on social media that Kwekwe General hospital staff is in isolation following the suspensions of coronavirus spread by a nurse who came from Portugal recently.
“We have a case of a Kwekwe General hospital nurse who was suspected of having Covid-19 after her return from an infected country, samples were taken to Harare for tests to be done and the results came out negative.
“We do not have a case of Covid-19 in Kwekwe district at the moment,” said Kwashira.