By Ndafadza Madanha
IN order to expedite the process of testing for COVID-19, Cabinet at its 10th meeting for 2020 has resolved that setting up of treatment and isolation centres be rolled out as matter of urgency.
Further cabinet directed that, in areas where no appropriate structures are in place, tents be set up as temporary centres.
"That the setting up of testing, treatment and isolation centres in provinces and districts be expedited as a matter of urgency and that owing to the shortage of appropriate structures in some areas, tents will be used as temporary testing, treatment and isolation centres. The Ministry of Health and Child Care shall procure more rapid results test kits for the newly established testing centres".
Cabinet also considered and approved a report on the country’s preparedness and response strategy to the Corona Virus Outbreak (COVID-19), which was presented by Honourable Vice President Mohadi, as Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Task Force on the COVID-19 Outbreak.
During its deliberations Cabinet commended the general public for positively heeding the clarion call by His Excellency President E.D. Mnangagwa to stay at their homes for 21 days with effect from 30 March, 2020.