Rusape – Ignorant and negligent behaviour is being seen across the country even after the President, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday revisited his additional stringent measure towards enhancing COVID-19 Prevention in Zimbabwe.
In a snap survey that this publication made between 2200 hrs and midnight of the 23rd of March 2020, commercial sex workers and their clients continue to meet in their numbers at popular night clubs and beer halls in Rusape.
The issue of social distance and the spread of COVID-19 is not being taken seriously even after the country has recorded its first death of a media practitioner, Zororo Makamba, son to Telecel Owner James Makamba.
Social groups, news networks and various mediums, have for the past months been talking and educating nations on the pandemic which has recorded over 300 000 cases world-wide.
The World Health Organisation has urged nations to address people to stay at home, practice hygiene and stop the spread as the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating.
In his address, President Mnangagwa said, “the most effective way to curb infections is to change basic behaviour. Staying at home, cancelling gatherings and avoiding people help curb the spread of the virus,” he said.
Meanwhile, neighbouring countries have started closing their borders with Botswana having to turn back the bus at their entry point that was coming from Zimbabwe Sunday morning, Mozambique and South Africa being amongst those closing their entry points and having a national 21 days lock-down, over 150 Truck drivers were queuing at forbes border post trying to gain entry into Mozambique to collect fuel and other goods.
Speaking with Manicaland based economist, Vince Museve, told Post On Sunday that it will be catastrophic if all ports of entry into the country are closed because Zimbabwe is importing most of its products found in the market today.
Zimbabweans across the country bemoan state of the nation health facilities and the economy during this pandemic COVID-19, where most of its daily consumables are imported and this includes food stuff while most people meet at boreholes, banks, and public transport and fuel stations where the virus can easily spread.